Daily Archives: 29th August 2018

A Bank Holiday of Three Halves.

Last weekend was the last bank holiday of the summer.

It was at the station most enjoyable, the weather varied over the three days, but then again bank holidays would not be the same without some rain.

We had the Swedish railcar running on the Fletton Branch for the three days with steam pulling the main services on Saturday and Sunday. Monday main services were hauled by a diesel.

Really nice visitors were the norm on all three days, lots of visitors to the area and not that many locals.

Comment of the weekend was from an old man who sat observing the Swedish railcar and remarked…. With all that smoke out of it are you sure it isn’t steam? I must admit I chuckled at that.

It was nice to see visitors returning to the station after the quiet hot couple of months we have had.

Here are a couple of pictures, one of the steam loco on it’s last weekend with us and the other of the Swedish railcar.