Monthly Archives: February 2019

Back in the swing of things.

Saturday saw us back at the station for the first time since late December.

It’s nice to be back, I must admit I have missed it, and some things had not changed in the slightest.

While I sorted the till etc. Sue did the priority job of getting some heating going.

All in all Saturday was a quiet day, it was cool and dismal which did not help.

Sunday dawned bright and sunny, and turned out to be not a bad day for a February one, especially in the shop.

The train ran late for a number of reasons and as normal the only ones who moaned and tried to get a bit of sympathy were the non-paying public just out for a picture without spending a penny, as I say some things had not changed.

Nice to see some of the regulars as well. As I have said before we loose a number of regulars each winter and I often wonder what’s happened to them, but to counter act that we always get a few new ones so it works out in the end.

This coming weekend sees the same service as this past weekend but hopefully we will run to time better.

Comment of the weekend was a woman who uttered the immortal words… Nice weather for March!! Her husband turned his eyes skywards and followed her out of the gate.

There is no such thing as a stupid question, or is there?

In the approx 15 years of running the station and volunteering on the railway we have, for want of a better description been asked a few questions that could be classed as perhaps a tad stupid.

So I thought we would take a trip down memory lane and bring to you some of the questions I can remember, they are in no particular order.

As it’s Saturday today are you running the Saturday timetable?

Do you do free taster trips incase my son does not like it?

Is there another train after the last one?

Does the train go any further than the end of the line?

I am visiting North Norfolk Railway next week, can I buy tickets here to save me queuing next week?

I know it’s a diesel gala weekend but surely you must be running some steam services?

(One from last year.) I know the General Manager he is a nice person. (Reply.) Yes she is!

My boyfriend and I just want to go one way to the city centre can I buy one return and use it as two singles as it will be cheaper!!

How much are your £1.70 Magnum ice creams.

I just bought this mint Cornetto and my son had a couple of licks and does not like it. I have rewrapped it, can I swap it for a strawberry one?

Do you have a sleeping car as my husband was on nights last night.

Is it steam today? Just as a steam locomotive arrived at the platform.

On a Wednesday DMU service some years ago. Can I travel with my back to the engine? Yes if you lie on the floor the engine is underneath.

I am a regular visitor to this station, mind you not been here for the last five years.

There are many more lost in the mists of time, but the ones above often spring to mind.

But such questions often raise a smile, so they can’t really be that bad!!!