Well, we all know what happened weatherwise! The bad news is that things did go awry with a cancelled santa day due to snow (resulting in losing over 1000 passengers and income at £16 per person) and two cancelled days after Christmas due to localised snow and ice and atrocious weather for the remainder of the season. However the good news is that even allowing for this, the final number of visitors to the railway during the 2017 season was 100,619 which beats last years total of 100,020.
This is a tremendous result - one every volunteer should be proud of. And if any of us have any doubts, take a look at Tripadvisor. ok we get occasional negative comments as does every heritage railway and tourist attraction, but the picture is clearly of a strong well run railway.
Happy new year to everyone - roll on March!