Monday, 8 June 2015

Sunny Sunday

Hotspur arrives with a full train.
We were blessed with a wonderful, warm and sunny afternoon on Sunday for our June Public Open Day, and were pleased with the number of people that came to see us. Just enough without being too busy, which gives us time to chat, which we always like to do, as we see lots of interesting people from lots of different places! We were pleased, at one stage, to welcome a gentleman wanting to take photos of our steam locos, who, it transpired, was a volunteer on the Bluebell Railway, which is one of the railways we will be visiting this coming weekend during our Annual Boys Weekend Away!. We also had a visitor from the Sheffield Club, apparently, but didn't get chance to chat, so please if you are from another railway whatever size, do let us know, it's always good to hear from you !!!!   
We were able to roster a good variety of rolling stock which saw General, Hotspur, Chieftan, Viceroy, Sargeant, The Shay and Nelson all take their turn in pulling trains. Our two new Pullman liveried coaches were out, and wagon 53 in its guise of 'coach reinforcement mode' made a trip or two, too, and proved that the bench seats are really quite comfortable !!!!!

Nelson passing the signal box entering Den section

Chieftain runs through with the new Pullman coaches

We were also pleased to see that the 'Fairy Dell' is once again the meeting place for some lovely visitors from, well, who knows where ? They do seem to like it here in the Summer!!!!! and who can blame them!!!!!


Chieftain approaches signal 1 at Laurel Sidings 
All Photos: Brian M