Open Day September 5th 2021
Finally we were able to hold our annual Open Day and the weather was fine and sunny which enabled us to run 3 trains all day covering around 17 miles of running per train, thats a lot of circuits of our track ! We also had 6 steam Traction engines & a steam car which ran around the site to give visitors rides and also a different steam experience.
The Bus Pass Buskers did an excellent job entertaining all present with their selection of music old & new, much to the delight of visitors who took the opportunity to rest their legs, sit down & enjoy the live music while others hummed along as they inspected the many exhibits.
We had a dedicated team of members who ran the tea room, trains, stations, guards etc. & most importantly we had each train sanitised after each run and before the next passengers embarked.
Visitor numbers were difficult to judge beforehand but we were not disappointed as many visitors arrived during the day and judging by the smiling faces and positive comments, everyone seems to have had an enjoyable day & the members were certainly tired by the time they went home.
Below are some photos from the day which were taken in between duties on the railway and running the traction engines.
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