Tuesday, 7 September 2010

2010 Open Day Number Five-excellent !

Lucille makes her way around the Lake

Our latest Open day for this year last Sunday (5th September), was another very enjoyable day for us all, and we hope our visitors too, you all seemed happy, and if you are happy, then so are we!
The weather once again was excellent, with a steady breeze and plenty of lovely warm sunshine......

The stars of the show were, The General, Hotspur, Lucille, The Shay and Sergeant who all performed very well (good driving I say!). Hotspur decided to take its own route rather than the one the signalman had set as it entered the station area on one trip, which resulted in the loco having a rest in the ballast! But we like a challenge, and after a few minutes the loco was on the rails once more, the trackwork checked and we were on our way again! We decided not to use 'Den' section for the remainder of the afternoon just in case there is a problem with the pointwork, and so with a slightly shorter ride we were able to keep the queue moving steadily forward.

It's also good to be able to spend time chatting to our visitors and on Sunday the local railways were well represented with staff from the North Norfolk, the Mid Norfolk, the Fenland Light Railway and the Little Orchard railway visiting us! Particular thanks to Andy P who gave us some invaluable advise on the mysterious art of steam loco firing!

So one more Open Day to go and that's another year almost gone!


P.S. Just been reminded that good 'ole 'Thunderbox' tramped round on Sunday too....ooops !