Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Phew, busy day !!!

Well you certainly came in droves on Sunday afternoon to help us see out our 2016 season of Open Days with a bang! So thank you all for coming.....we hoped you were not too disappointed with the queuing, the like of which we have never seen before and to be honest it was a bit too busy !!!! But we did our best with five trains out and we can't run any more than that else you would be waiting at every signal and nobody likes that (particularly our signal box staff!).  We had a record number of steam locos out with four in action , our three and 'Holkham', plus the reinforcements in the form of 'General', the 'Shay', 'Chieftain', and even at one stage, 'Sergeant', and they all ran very well behaving themselves impeccably! So well done everyone including our gallant ladies on refreshment, ice cream, merchandising and Platform duties, we couldn't do it without you.......
So now we are picking up the pieces, tweaking some of the track that became in need of attention, looking at signalling improvements in the Lake area to improve traffic flows, the engineering Boys are tinkering with wheels, axles and a plastic chair ?????? something to do with track maintenance it is this space !!!!! Some new turf has been laid along the footpath to the platforms, and a bit of painting done to the workshop doors, so always plenty to do !!!!!!

Oh and did you lose a pair of keys which we have found in the car park grass! if so do let us know so we can arrange for them to be returned or collected.....thanks