Each day the main trains were full up and would-be passengers were left at Skipton - 300 or so of them. 5,500 made it and travelled on the trains and the whole thing was a huge success, attracting worldwide media coverage. Here in the UK there were live feeds into the BBC TV news bulletins throughout day one. I travelled on all twelve trains in my On-Train-Guide capacity and am now a sworn-in trained door-steward too, but I shall not let it go to my head.
Anyway, here are a couple of pictures captured on the S&C web cameras:
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. . . . . . and emerging from the north end of Blea Moor tunnel: