Well Saturday saw a bit of excitement on the railway. We had a rail tour spend some time with us and they arrived in an HST.
It’s the first HST to visit the railway. Here are a few pictures of it at the station.
Not a good day for photography but that’s something we can’t control. The train appeared full and from what I have heard they had a good visit to the railway and a look round the main station at Wansford.
Also at the moment we have more works at the station with the installation of a new telephone cable and power being run from the station to the signal box. Due to a trench having to be dug between the station and the signal box the garden currently looks like a battlefield, but looking on the bright side Rosemary won’t have to worry about cutting the grass for a while!!
This means we currently have no gate access onto the platform, with passengers and customers having to come through the station building. This of course means we can mug them easier for money, but it does however mean that we also have to be open every running day as well, this will present a staffing challenge over Easter week. But the work needs to be done so best get it out of the way.
Sunday was an interesting day for a number of reasons I won’t go into here but the winds and the rain were the least of our problems. Still if we did not have difficult days we would not appreciate the easy ones.
On Sunday over on one of the lakes the powerboat club had a meeting on, so they had the pleasure at times of racing boats in driving rain, the term “Rather them than me” comes immediately to mind.