Monday, 5 October 2009

Last Open Day for 2009

The Shay & Thunderbox ready to commence the day's running. Photo: John Pond

We were blessed with a simply wonderful day on Sunday for this year's last Open Day, with warm sunshine all day. Lots of people came to see us, enjoying rides round the circuit which is looking great in its Autumn colours.

Sergeant comes through the trees with a short goods! .
Photo: George Aldridge

'Lucille', 'The Shay', 'Thunderbox' and 'The General' shared the afternoon's duties, with 'Sergeant' making an appearance with the goods wagons. 'General' got tired and had to be stopped during the session, and Hotspur was unavailable due to an expired boiler ticket.

The afternoon's running was completed with 'The Shay' and 'Thunderbox' performing our now mandatory double headed train with two trips around the circuit!

The double header sets off . Photo: JohnPond

So, thank you to everyone who came to see us this year, we hope you had a good time, we certainly have enjoyed showing you our wonderful little railway, and we hope to see you all again, (and some new faces? ), next year.
Thanks from all the ALR Gang !

Impressive view of Lucille ! Photo: George Aldridge

Bye for now!