Thankfully, our son's foot has responded well to the operation. We stopped up to do the driving even though he was back home. I took the opportunity to visit The Locomotion at Shildon, taking our youngest grandson. Shildon is an over-flow for the National Railway Museum so tends to have the less prestigious locos though does have a Royal Train and some interesting wagons.We saw a Southern Railway Brakevan being offloaded from a heavy loader.
We had a great day with diesel enthusiasts and enjoyed several trips up and down through the moors. Rather on the spur of the moment we took the opportunity to have a Pullman Sunday Lunch (a day early on the Saturday).