We had a really enjoyable day on the railway yesterday. We arrived at Llangollen around 11am but there was no sign of the signalling turmoil until staff came down the train just before departure time at 11:30 to say the service was suspended. Perhaps a case being too honest as a lot of passengers got off in search of refunds, whereas our group sat considering our options for 15 minutes only to find the 31 arrive into the station to take us out. Perhaps a "bear with us, this is the issue and we're working on it, meanwhile the tearoom is open" would have served the railway better. The Dee valley is a delight as always, the extra run into Corwen is a very enjoyable canter along the river and we had excellent performances from the 31 and the Austerity. We will be back later in the year when the Pannier comes into traffic. Congratulations to all involved on the completion of the extension!