Monday, 4 October 2010

Last 2010 Open Day sucess !

We were delighted with the response from our visitors on Sunday following our decision to go ahead with the afternoon despite an 'orrible weather forecast! We had expected to be sat there looking out at the pouring rain, drinking tea, gloomily, thinking of all the other things we could be doing! But instead we managed to run all afternoon to satisfy a really good turn out of visitors, with some light rain now and then during the session, thank you all for coming. (we had one family who had travelled 200 miles to be with us, thank you so much!).
We had a really good time with Hotspur, Lucille, General, Thunderbox and The Shay all making appearances during the afternoon.
The steam double header 'Grande Finale' was not, as the two steam locos could only manage 75 PSI of steam between them so they didn't both make it! Hotspur got lost somewhere on the circuit leaving Lucille to limp home, but everyone took it in good spirits and it just proves once again how tricky these lovely 'little' engines are to keep going for 3 hours!
So another first for the ALR, we didn't have to cancel one Open Day this year! Well done everyone and many thanks to all our visitors, (some very regular) who make such nice comments about the ALR, we are flattered and very pleased you enjoy your visits so much!
See you next year?