Last weekend saw a special steam event, and I must say generally it was very enjoyable.
We had a guest locomotive “Morayshire” which seemed popular with the visitors.
Out of the two days without doubt Saturday was the most busy, speaking to a few visitors some chose Saturday because the weather forecast for Sunday was not good.
Saturday also saw Sue my wife and Paddy helping at the station. Paddy was his normal self and zoomed round the place.
Comment of the weekend goes to the wife who uttered the mortal words on Saturday… “There are some weird people about, are you sure it’s not a diesel event?”
Sunday we had Peter & Susan helping, as I said above it was the quieter of the two days, the morning was not bad but the rain came in the afternoon so business just died off.
It was really nice to see the trains especially on Saturday fairly full and the passengers seemed on the whole to have smiling faces.
Nicest customer of the weekend award goes to a gentleman who, despite being a pensioner insisted on paying full adult fare as he was sure the railway could use the money, it might not have been much extra money wise but the gesture was very kind.
Going back to the weather over the two days we had sunshine, cloud, wind, hail & rain. Not all at once I hasten to add. We certainly had variety.
Now we seem to have cracked the heating in the building it’s much more pleasant to work in during the winter months, and for the first time I can remember we could feel the warmth when we came in from off the platform.
No doubt you are wondering where the pictures are, well I am sorry to say I did not take any that I thought were worth keeping, as always the passengers and paying visitors must come first so there was very little time, especially on Saturday to get the camera out.
Overall there were things that could have been done differently over the weekend, but we hopefully learn from the problems we encounter along the way.
Almost last thing Sunday Jason who was cleaner on Morayshire in the afternoon, came in complete with dirty boots to use our facilities, Susan gave him the mop on his way out so he could walk backwards and clean the floor as he went back out of the building, why is it that things like that always happen when I don’t have my camera near? Looking on the bright side he can do the rest of the floor next time he helps me.