Advertised on the GCR website as a English Electric diesel running day with the normal steam services included. The trains were running to the winter weekend timetable. Locos running today were the DMU, English Electric Type 1 Class 20 D8089, Brush Type2 Class 31 D5830 and SR King Arthur class loco No 30777 Sir Lamiel running on driver experience runs and 3 steam hauled services including the lunchtime dining service.
Thanks must go to Matt Spencer for the driving this time. We had hoped to get over to the main line at Cossington or somewhere close by to photograph a test rain that was down to run but due to signaling problems just outside Leicester nothing was running so we didn't even get the chance. Normal services were cancelled and trains were backing up all over the place. Local services were replaced with buses running to several destinations. Sounded as if it was chaotic out there.
UPDATED 17.1.12 with a few more shots from inside Swithland Signalbox