Finally, we have forged links with yet another railway and have had an enquiry from Beamish Museum in County Durham for the hire of Wissington for three months through the summer. Draft contracts have been sent and it looks like the deal is 99.9% done. It will involve around 60 steamings which will bring in enough cash to pay for the new tyres and, as Engineer Keith Ashford so eloquently put it "leave enough change for a bag of chips". Thanks must go to volunteer Rob Gibbons for introducing us to Beamish and to Keith for negotiating the deal. The loco will go directly to Durham following the completion of its contract with Colne Valley.