Monthly Archives: March 2019

Steam from the South.

Last weekend saw the railways Southern Steam Weekend, and it’s best described as cold but enjoyable.

Guest locomotive Repton shared hauling services with 92 Squadron.

Here is Repton on the Saturday third service to Wansford.

Although the weather was dull I was pleased to get a decent picture under the circumstances.

Paddy assisted Sue and I on Saturday fresh from his holiday in Cornwall, casually mentioning a few times his highlight of the week which had been a trip round a brewery, it was noted that no samples were bought back. Tom was with us on Sunday and keen as always.

Rosemary was in the garden as usual on Saturday doing maintenance and chatting to a few people.

Business was steady and decent and it was. ice to see some of my regulars make their first visit of the year to the station, shame a couple had got out of the habit of spending money, but panic not we will soon get them retrained in the are of parting with cash.

On Saturday the unthinkable happened n as much as the train ran pithing a minute of time all day, we were in a state of shock.

The weather reminded us how darn cold the station can be in winter especially on Sunday, but hopefully it will get better as the weeks pass.

This coming weekend sees the last weekend of the Blue winter timetable and after that we revert to the normal Green timetable for non-special event weekends.