The IMR is currently running a 2-train service Thur - Sun and the MER is running Sat - Tue. The usual 'Island at War' weekend was cancelled this year but a one day event to commemorate VE/VJ day was held at Castletown Station today. The trains were very busy with only a few empty seats (social distancing not required here as we've been Covid free for over 80 days now). The Douglas based set was load 6 with No13 Kissack and the Port Erin set load 4 with small boilered No8 Fenella. The dining train was also running this evening. Elsewhere No6 Peveril's boiler has now been lifted for asbestos removal whilst the chassis is in P.E. carriage shed with No5 Mona which will be the 4th and final loco to be decontaminated. No9 Douglas' chassis/tanks has been grit blasted and primed in Port St.Mary and her boiler, similarly treated, is outside Douglas workshops. Initial inspection suggests that Douglas is in much better mechanical condition than expected as it was overhauled only a few years before withdrawal. Ray.