It would have been so different if it had rained.

The railway has many events throughout the year and the law of averages means that some are better than others.

A successful event depends on many things, but one of the main ingredients of a successful weekend is the weather. Now Easter weekends are generally renowned for three things and they are: Rain, wind and chocolate eggs!

It is rare that we have fine weather for the whole of Easter, and I remember many years at the railway staring out of the doors onto the platform during Easter watching the rain lashing down.

But this year things were different, we had excellent weather and we had an excellent event planned. Saturday and Sunday saw a Dr Who fan weekend. This is a first at the railway, and the success or otherwise was going to be down to the weather.

But the sun shone, the visitors arrived and the trains almost ran on time. We had an excellent weekend at Orton Mere, nice customers, the odd “Odd” visitor and a bunch of people doing the event who were good at what they were doing and were genuinely enthusiastic. What was nice to see was the age range of the fans who came along, and how knowledgeable the vast majority were.

We were invaded by the characters over both days and even I enjoyed it, and I have never seen even 10 minutes of any Dr Who episode ever.

Here are some pictures from what was the most enjoyable weekend we have had at the station for a long time. As you will see from the second and third pictures the wife got into the spirit of the weekend.

So there you have it, a brief comment on an excellent weekend, and we are already looking forward to a repeat next year.

 

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  1. Nath Smith

    Hi Robert, I would like to thank you and Sue for your very kind hospitality and welcome you gave us over the weekend, it was a pleasure to come and have fun at Orton, hope to repeat that again! Lots of best wishes from all at the Cyber Legion.