The weather Gods were smiling on us today and apart from the fact I headed for the wrong depot entrance meaning a long trek to the other end things were going fine, didn't even have to cue to get in and had a nice line of choppers to look at as we went in.
Although not really my thing seeing the two original Peaks on show was a nice touch.
It was then a case of looking into the depot and seeing the Meridians with one being jacked up, Gem thought that was quite fantastic seeing a whole train lifted into the air like that.
The star of the show was next in line for of viewing pleasure 08899 in Midland Purple.
|08899 on display after being named at Derby open day.|
31106 was hidden within the wheel lathe shop but made for an interesting shot
Around the back you could just about look on to the RVEL work shops with a distant 57602 on show and some closer 37's
It was then off to a near by park I had been recommended which was great for Gem having a boating lake, play area, paddling pool, bouncy castles and Donkey rides which she loved.