Sunday, 29 August 2010

Birthday Times !

Our Honourable Treasurer achieved the 'Magic 70' last Wednesday and very generously threw a Birthday Party at the ALR on Saturday evening for quite a few of his many friends. We all had a great time, enjoying a delicious Hog Roast, the odd drink or two (or maybe more?), a few train rides ('General', 'The Shay' and 'Sergeant' had a wander round), and much hilarity. The weather was extremely kind and so a great evening was had by all.
Thanks Al !

Alan prepares to tuck into one of the biggest (& nicest !) pork pies we have sampled, kindly donated by one of our members !!!

The 'Hog' smoking nicely !

Guests enjoying the 'Party ambience' !

'General' approaches the platform full of happy party goers, with young Ben driving and Dad guarding!

The Shay about to set off

Meanwhile, the new loco pit progresses, more gardening is being done, the 'fitting out' of the new running shed continues, final signal installations continue, and we look forward to our next Open Day, this coming Sunday, September 5th.....we hope to see you there!
Trains will be running from 2 til 5.

All photos: Brian M

P.S. On Saturday we were treated to the wonderful sight of three, yes three, Buzzards working the skies above the railway. These superb fliers are breeding in the area now we hear, and at least one of the three, we think, must be this year's offspring.