Just looking at the weather first thing this morning I just knew it was not going to blast any records business wise out of the water, and I was spot on.
The fun started even before I got to the station, Just before I got to the signal box I was approached by what’s generally know as a member of the public. Local crackpot would have been more accurate.
He uttered the immortal words of “I hope as there is a diesel shortage that the railway will run steam today?”
Those few words condemned him to two things, one a mention in the blog and two the comments going forward to the pillock of the week competition where, with just Sunday to go he is way out in front.
I was lost for words which for me is rare, and just decided that his comment did not really warrant a reply, well not one that could have been heard by a mixed audience anyway.
The station was up and running by 9am and Wansford were informed that there was a breathing life form at Orton Mere.
We settled down for a quiet day.
First visitor was Peter on his new biddy buggy. If he gets one any larger they will stick Stagecoach on the sides and Citi1 on the front and back.
Peter was closely followed by Sally who, unlike Peter was at the station to actually do some work.
First train was a shade late and we had a few passengers for it which considering we had an approaching arctic front was pleasing.
When the train arrived we noticed that both of the TTI’s had their heads out of the windows, this normally means it’s dry, cloudy and not too cold. Some stock was dropped off as well so all was well with the world.
During the time before second service a few hardy souls popped in for drinks and information, but not always in that order!
Nigel Sally’s other half turned up when he got home from a hard morning sitting in a warm office, he bought cakes!!! Very nice they were too, thanks young Nigel your kindness is appreciated.
Never being one to miss the obvious the staff noticed it was getting colder, and the cold front was not due to me sulking because not though money was being spent.
The day finished quite cold and personally I was glad to get home at the end of it.
Not a day that will go down in the records as outstanding but then again to be honest not many do.