September was an uneventful month. It didn’t rain on our Sunday running days (except the last one), passengers came and went, the Ticket Office got undercoated, leaves started to drop from the windbreaks onto the tracks and the fighting robins (or their offspring) begin hanging around the station ticket office. We ran a couple of mid-week school trips and were lucky enough to recruit a skilled engine driver to add to our staff.
Maintenance continued on our mainline engines along with an autumn sort-out of our engine and carriage sheds. Railway estate grass cutting was on hold due to equipment maltreatment.
A particular event of note was the cropping of the potatoes at Barry’s junction box. A couple of carrier bags’ worth of potatoes were awarded to the Barry Box staff and the garden dug over for new planting next Spring.
As ever, new members, especially DIYers, signalmen, guards/drivers are more than welcome to join our Railway Society. If you’d like to see what we offer then contact us via our website to arrange a tour of the establishment and estate- or just visit on a Sunday and take it from there. If you do come over it’s best to avoid rainy days!
Although our regulars will hardly need reminding, the Railway runs each Sunday (usually 11 am- p.m), Bank Holidays, Brogdale Festivals as well as our upcoming Santa Specials. Subject to availability and although a bit late in the year we can still be booked for birthday parties, weddings and school trips. Details can be found on our website.