How about some highlights then?

Well only did Sunday this weekend, Peter and his daughter ran the station on Saturday. Mind you as I received text messages from four different people all concerning the railway or the station on Saturday then it was almost as though I was there!

Sunday dawned clear and cold, +3c at 7.30am the coldest it’s been for some time in the morning. The wife was with me today and she commented on the cold, so autumn is passing us by at a rapid rate of knots.

Highlights of the day were seeing the crossover lights in action, and the very nice visitors we had. All in all it was a really nice day even if the steam locomotive did fail after the second of the three services and the last one arrived 35 minutes late hauled by a class 14 diesel.

Mention must be made of a couple who had been bought a steam experience day and duly arrived with their ticket, shame they had not validated it, but that was soon sorted when the wife went on-line with the iPad and did it all for them. They did not read about validation and did not have a computer anyway. They were extremely grateful. Now this does show how reliant we are becoming on the internet and how those without access are being slowly pushed to the side. That turned two unhappy visitors into two happy ones though I think the buyer will be getting an ear bending when they get home tonight.

The three service blue service does seem strange with a quite early finish, but there were not that many about to be honest, certainly we were not busy, but that’s normal for this time of year.

We now await the excitement of services next weekend, the tension is already building…..

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  1. Cris Rees

    And what about the brief but vital role played by yours truly on the Saturday??