Blimey that was cold

Well just done a day at Orton Mere and it was one of the coldest I can remember, not exactly busy with only about 8 hot drinks done. Sue my wife helped me today and had to be surgically removed from the fan heater if a customer came in!! She was quite rightly not in the best of moods by the end of the day.


The 4F provided the steam power today, here is a shot of it arriving from City Centre on the second service of the day.

Towards the end of the day when it was getting dusk it was really cold, and there were people out and about with small children who looked as though they would rather be at home watching a cartoon. Instead they were sitting or standing shivering whilst their parents told them they would enjoy looking at the steam train, the look they were giving their parents suggested otherwise.

Some of the normal look but buy nothing brigade out as well, they have the ability to scatter if there is any danger somebody is going to talk to them.

Best part of the day was getting home into the warm, if we are going to do serious winter opening then we have got to look at proper heating and insulation in the stations.

Train seemed quiet on all services, we certainly did not do a ticket. Money wise a waste of time opening.

Now off to defrost!!!