The train operator would have been quids in today if it had run trains to Cleethorpes from Brigg on a bank holiday Monday, as used to be the case many decades ago.
The warm and sunny weather would have seen many families, and others, keen to visit the east coast resort. However, Brigg station now only receives a passenger train service on Saturdays.
The campaigning Independent Brigg Line Rail Group, which is keen to see more passenger-carrying units running on more days of the week, told Brigg Blog this morning that people are calling for the train operator to offer a service on bank holiday Mondays between Sheffield and Cleethorpes via Brigg.
Yesterday's temporary use of the Brigg line for diverted freight trains brought many railway enthusiasts to the town to observe what is now a rare sight. They were joined by some locals.
Between 11.30m on Sunday (May 30) and 2.30am this morning, 13 freight trains came through Brigg when normally the line would be out of action.
No goods traffic is expected today but more heavy trains can be expected on Tuesday - the first being scheduled to pass through at 0.04am.
Our picture, courtesy of Simon Fisher, shows one of yesterday's freight trains heading through Brigg station.
When the Brigg line was still a main route decades ago, many goods trains ran through to interest local trainspotters - in the last years of steam power and once the diesels took over.
They included coal traffic connected with the West Burton power station, and (until circa 1967) aromatic fish trains taking Grimsby's finest haddock and cod towards Sheffield and Manchester!