Monday, 15 May 2017

Excellent Week !

Well, we had a very good first Open Day for 2017, when lots of you nice people came to see us, or our trains ???? We carried the most passengers ever on an Open day and at one stage, we had six, yes, six, trains out. (Well done signalmen!, and drivers, and guards and platform staff) So well done to all our 'staff' who ensured that everything worked well, but 'boo hoo' to the weather, which although it stayed fine, was jolly freezing (being polite!). 
Our ALR quiz, introduced for the first time by our Ladies, seemed to go down well, and once again Paul and Chris brought 'Little Olive' up from Suffolk for a run round or two, or more,  which she seemed to enjoy.We also had our two steam locos, 'Isabel' and 'Hotspur' out, reinforced by 'General, 'Chieftain', 'Nelson', 'The Shay' and 'Sergeant' during the afternoon.Our newest steam loco, 'Prospero' was on display for our visitors to admire, and 'Viceroy' was parked out in the 'boondocks' siding with the wagons.
Last Wednesday evening saw us welcoming our Friends from the Norfolk and District Model Engineers (Eaton Park), on their annual visit for a relaxing evening of chat, cuppas and riding trains behind 'General' and 'Nelson'. A very pleasant evening.......
Our Clubroom extension was in use and received several complimentary comments, proving to be a great additional space, be very nice when it's finished !!!!