Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Sunny Sunday

Chieftain leaves the station with a full load, and a goodly queue waiting
We had a great Open Day on Sunday with lots of very nice people coming to see us in the lovely sunshine, and it was great to be able to spend some time chatting to people, we love it when we can see people enjoying themselves at the railway, Mums, Dads, aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, children, grandparents, our regulars and enthusiasts, young and old alike, thank you all for coming. We know that one of the reasons for such a good turn out (they tell us!) was that we had a different signal box crew, Pinky and Perky, on duty, who more or less kept things going with, at times, a record five trains out and about !!!! Well done Boys, it's not quite as easy as it seems is it !!!!!!

Tod The Tug comes round into Den section
We had Mike Riches, Charlie and Mike's Mum helping us out too with 'Tod The Tug', Mike's new diesel which performed very well, along with Isabel, Lucille, General. Nelson, The Shay and Sergeant, all doing their bit, a really good afternoon's running.
So, four done, two to go, how quickly this year is flashing by........see you next time


Lucille steams under the gantry on the Back Straight

Isabel heads over the flat crossing down to the Lake

General in the trees on Den section
All photos: Brian M