Monthly Archives: September 2018

The calm before the storm.

Here we are on a Sunday lunchtime at the station.

It’s a quiet weekend before the next two weekends which will no doubt busy.

Next weekend sees Tornado running hauling it’s first passengers for around six months. Hopefully we will be busy but time will tell, the locomotive has visited us many times in the past and has spent the last six months of so at Wansford under repairs.

The following weekend sees the visit of Flying Scotsman, it’s all sold out and will no doubt be exceptionally busy. We will need  plenty of cake and coffee for the three days it is running.

Now back to the excitement of running the station.

Look out for a mid week blog post.

 

Going with the flow.

Sometimes you have weekends when things just flow, and last weekend was one of those.

We had all the ingredients:-

Decent weather.
Two good steam locos.
and more services than normal.

Our guest locomotive was Union of South Africa.

Here it is at the platform.

All in all an excellent weekend with a good flow of customers.

Hopefully a few more of these before the end of the season and I will be a happy chappie.