Monday, 24 April 2017

The Gala... One Step Forward... One Step Back

It is often said that nothing in life is guaranteed except death and taxes. Correspondingly, in the world of operating steam locomotives, it could equally be said that nothing is guaranteed except that it will cost more than you thought and it will take longer than expected.  The latter of those two has turned out to be true for the 5305 Locomotive Association, as their boiler re-staying exercise is taking longer than anticipated and as a result, 45305 won't be available for our "Workhorses of Steam" gala (May 27th - 29th).  You can probably blame me for jinxing this, as my distinctly better half is very fond of Black Fives, so I bought her an OO gauge model of 45305, with all the DCC sound, bells and whistles (well OK, hooter in this case) and working class A lamps for her recent birthday.  Needless to say, if I hadn't done so, the real thing would be up and running already.
No substitute for the real thing
Rest assured that the gala team is swinging into action like headless chickens a well oiled machine to obtain a suitable replacement.  At this point, it is appropriate to say thank you to the 5305 Locomotive Association for calling out that their loco this early, giving us plenty of time to find an alternative. 

Meanwhile, there is some good news, we are now in a position to reveal what we had expected to be the final loco to the gala lineup, but which will now be the penultimate one. 

The next locomotive to be announced is Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway (S&DJR) 7F, 2-8-0, 53808, which comes to us by kind permission of the West Somerset Railway.
53808 at Minehead on the West Somerset Railway
All of my photos of 53808 show her in her previous boiler ticket, as number 88 in Prussian blue livery.  She is currently running in BR black with the late "ferret & dartboard" crest.  Our original plans to double-head 53808 with 45305 would have created a very prototypical S&DJR pairing, however that is not to be any more.
53808 in action on the West Somerset Railway
 The S&DJR 7F's were designed specifically for hauling heavy loads over the steeply graded S&DJR line.  Only 11 of the class were built, 53808 being in the second batch in 1925, built by Robert Stephenson & Company in Darlington.
53808 again in action on the Mid Hants Railway
 53808 like so many other locomotives on our heritage railways, only survived into the preservation era by being fortunate enough to be sent to Barry Island Scrapyard, which she left relatively early, in 1970.
7F & snow in Somerset
As a reminder of the other locomotives announced thus far for the gala, the other two visitors are:

USATC, 2-8-0, 6046, which comes to us by kind permission of the Churnet Valley Railway:
American muscle power at Kinglsey & Froghall on the Churnet Valley Railway
6046 in action on the Churnet Valley Railway
I notice that Ian Crowder has placed an excellent article on these fine machines on the main GWSR website.  I can do no better than refer you to it, please follow this link.

Also appearing, by kind permission of the Severn Valley Railway and Push, Pull LTD is Collett 0-4-2T, 1450.  1450 will be paired with auto-coach W238W
1450 gives a shunting demonstration at Dunster on the West Somerset Railway
1450 is no stranger to our line, and in fact was the first steam loco to cross Stanway Viaduct when the northern extension beyond Toddington was first opened.
1450 sandwiched between 2 auto coaches on Stanway Viaduct
 Although Hayles Abbey Halt won't be open for the gala, 1450 will be passing through every day.  1450 will also be staying on for the official opening of Hayles Abbey Halt on June 5th.
1424 & auto W238W screeching to halt at Hayles (photo courtesy of Hugh Ballantyne)
This of course is all in addition to our home fleet, which just to remind you consists of:

Churchward 2-8-0, 2807:
2807 glinting in the sun at Gotherington
Churchward 2-8-0T, 4270
4270, seen here with the demonstration freight train that will be offering brake van rides during the gala
Collett, 4-6-0, 7820, Dinmore Manor:
Dinmore Manor passing Didbrook
Hawksworth, 4-6-0, 7903, Foremarke Hall
Foremarke Hall on the Cheltenham Spa Express, approaching Winchcombe
Last, but by no means least, class 8 super power in the form of Bulleid Pacific, 35006, Peninsular & Oriental SN Co.
35006 approaching Southam bridge
A very limited number of footplate rides are available on the home fleet locomotives each day.  If the idea of a trip on the footplate appeals to you, then details can be found by following this link.  Be quick, they sell out fast every year.

Monday, 17 April 2017

This One's Eggstremely Good

Wednesday 12th April - the final week before Easter celebrations start, when chocolate eggs are flying off the shelves and a certain loco fleet and their committed group of volunteers are busying themselves with preparations for a busy weekend. Chris B was there to tell the story.

We do not often see the engineering side of our Steam Department volunteers but here, Keith is machining up a fuseable plug ready for 35006 when she is next in steam. These are designed to fail if ever the water level becomes too low and saves the boiler from any serious damage, but our firemen are well trained and fully aware of the correct techniques to prevent them ever bearing this situation.

Keith fashions a fusible plug for 35006

Well, by the time you read this, Easter will have come and gone. But in preparation for our Easter Eggpress Trains these very nice new headboards have been produced, and Chris is seen with Roger after finishing off a great paint job.

Chris with a smart new Easter Eggspress headboard
that he has just finished painting.
[Donna adds: That's a lovely shade of purple. It looks very much like a colour used by a certain large confectionary company. Was that done on purpose?]

Meanwhile outside, the steam heating pipe from Foremarke Hall was receiving some attention as a small leak had developed that needed some good old fashioned elbow grease to make sound again. Ian, as the youngest, had the pleasure of providing the motive force here whilst Mike and Roger hold on.

Good old brute force and elbow grease gets the job done

Ashing out can be a bit difficult when the loco is not going to be moved, so the best way is not to over fill the barrow as this will need lifting up those steps in the background. Adam on the shovel.

Our ace painter Tim, can be seen adding the final coat of black paint to an old GWR Ballast wagon that is now nearing the end of a complete overhaul. Both Alex and Brian had a hand on the brush handles too, which resulted in a speedy operation as it is hoped that the out-shopped wagon will be ready for our upcoming Steam Gala.

Starfish Ballast Wagon almost complete
All of the above photos and words courtesy of Chris Blake.

Easter Weekend fell into the middle of 10 days of continuous running at the GWSR. A red timetable nestled in between two blue ones, Friday through to Monday saw the locos head out on the line with their newly made and painted 'Easter Eggspress' headboards, promising fun for all the family. Pulling the trains this weekend was a combination of 7820 Dinmore Manor and 2807.

On Saturday I had a bit of time to be able to do some work in the department - nothing too involving, just some painting, but a job that needs doing nonetheless. On arrival I found Mark Y moving 2874's/3850's set of wheels over to the front gate ready for painting and eventual collection.

Sam supervises the lift of a pair of wheels

Now I may have got this wrong as it's all a bit confusing but I think that 2874 and 3850's wheels are both interchangeable sets. This set is what was on 2874 but I believe they are going to be fitted onto 3850 when the time comes. 

4 pairs of wheels were moved to the top of the yard, with
the 5th to follow later
Over the course of the morning we had developed quite a painting party - which is fantastic really, as it meant that the job got done much more quickly. It was also a sociable activity - and with much to talk about and many hands on deck it turned what could have been a mundane task into a pleasant one. I couldn't, however, find a 'spokes'-person for comment! 

Some of the painting team doing a 'wheely' great job,
clearly on a 'roll' there
A bonus of such a task is that you are not too 'tyre'-d out at the end of it to do anything else!

The reason for the painting is that this set of wheels is going to go down to the South Devon Railway to be re-profiled, and the green anti-corrosion paint plus the grey undercoat will protect it from the elements whilst down there. 

No prizes for guessing what is about to happen here

In the shed I found Alex just about to make a start on the finishing touches to the floor of the Starfish Ballast Wagon - it had just been cleaned and was about to receive a coat of black paint. Alex had another lady with her - it turned out to be her first day and her name is Donna as well. There aren't that many of us around, but it could get confusing!

Donna 2 joins the Steam Department
(as photographed by Donna 1)
Donna (I shall have to make a note of the first letter of her last name otherwise it will sound like I'm talking about myself in the third person) can usually be found organising the yearly Wartime in the Cotswolds event with her husband but has joined the department as well to do something a little different and challenging. Welcome to the department Donna - I am sure you will love it here!

We really are getting quite a team of ladies in the department now - 8 I think - which is fantastic.

Between them, Alex and Donna painted the floor which now looks as good as the rest of the wagon.

Shiny black floor on the Starfish Wagon
It all looks spectacularly shiny now
The wheels and the wagon are not the only things to have received paint lately. Dinmore's new tender has had its final coat of black - I would imagine that it looks as good as when one would have left Swindon Works for the first time. 

Beautiful paintwork on the new tender
And also 4270 has had the paintwork finished on her running board.

4270's running board is complete
Add this to 7903's recent overhaul, 35006's restoration, plus 2807's and 7820's fresh coats of paint over the winter, it all means one good-looking fleet of locomotives.  

3850's overhaul is ticking along, and the smokebox has been shot blasted and painted in the anti-corrosion green. David H continued to wield the paintbrush well into the afternoon and painted it in grey undercoat to match the wheels.
Green smokebox for 3850 was painted grey later in the day

You may recall from last week's post that the gang working on Dinmore Manor were having a little trouble removing the cylinder cover. Bruce (not Brian as I had written prior - apologies) and Gilbert from the 2807 group had given them a helping hand to make a puller for it.
The Cylinder Cover Puller as made by Bruce and Gilbert

Roger M described its use in his weekly 2807 report:

"You remove the central bolt that holds the cladding to the front of the cylinder cover. Place the puller against four studs (fit nuts to the studs, if necessary, to ensure they provide a level surface). Then screw the central bolt through the boss in the puller, and hey-presto! It pulls the cover away from the cylinder. This is obviously a lot safer than using brute force to break the seal between the cover and the cylinder block."

Finally, very shortly we will be travelling back in time to 1996. I'm not sure when, as my time machine isn't finished yet (I'm just missing the flux capacitor), but I'll let you know!

You don't need a time machine to look ahead at the coming week on the GWSR, however.  

The Week Ahead:
18th-20th April: Blue Timetable, 2807
21st April: Closed
22nd-23rd April: WARTIME IN THE COTSWOLDS, Yellow Timetable, 2807, 4270*, 7820
25th April: Blue Timetable, loco TBD.

*first run out in 2017

Next weekend it is the ever popular Wartime in the Cotswolds. The theme is 'Battle of Britain', with the star attraction being a replica Spitfire in the car park at Toddington! Visitors are encouraged to dress up in 1940s clothing. More info on the event can be found here.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Little and Large

On Wednesday, Blog Companion Chris Blake was rostered fireman on 7903 for the day so had little to report apart from being in the unusual position to be able to compare old and new fireman's shovels. 

Chris Smith had been given an old GWR fireman's shovel by a kindly person and he had brought it along to show everyone. The following 3 photos are courtesy of Chris B.  

Little and Large: Modern (l), vs. Vintage
As you can see, they made them a bit bigger in those days. Below, Chris S is posing to show a bit of scale next to his shovel, and as a comparison to Chris B's modern style shovel. 
A bit of a difference, there

Chris B decided to try out the older shovel to see what it felt like to swing such a beast. Well, he says, he can report a failure that day as when loaded with a decent amount he could not get a proper swing or even lift it! Those firemen working in the older days certainly earned their money I would say after using one of these all day.

On Saturday 8th April, it was a gloriously hot, blazingly sunny day which may well be the hottest day of the year so far. Not a single cloud in the sky - the only thing blotting the blueness was the occasional contrail from an aeroplane flying over - or, the white smoke out of departing loco's chimney. To be precise, Foremarke's chimney.

It was roughly 10am or so when myself and my camera arrived. I'm not normally here at this time, I usually leave it a little later, depending on what else my day involves. At times, someone likes to inform me tongue-in-cheek that I've 'missed all the fun' so I thought that getting in a little earlier would appease this comment and I'd be able to get stuck right into the action!

As it happens I'd arrived just in time to see Foremarke depart on her first run of the day.  

The train departing Platform 1... is 7903 Foremarke Hall.
Off she goes

In the David Page Shed, it was eerily quiet. No sounds of tools being skilfully used... No chattering of voices, or laughter. In the unlikely event of it happening, you could probably hear a split pin drop. Although you'd hope not to. There have got to be hundreds of them on a single loco - I'd hate to be the one to find out where it came from!

Is the shed half empty or half full?

Maybe I had arrived just a bit too early, or perhaps people were busy making the most of the glorious weather today and doing other things? It is really quite a contrast when compared to the hustle and bustle of last weekend's Volunteer Recruitment Fair. 

However, the shed was not completely devoid of life - 4270, 2807 and Dinmore's new tender were tucked away in the opposite end of the shed - obscuring a handful of our volunteers wielding sandpaper and paintbrushes!

4270 has been having some cosmetic work done, amongst other things - after nearly 3 years of service since its initial restoration was completed in 2014, some parts of the running board needed tidying up as it was beginning to show the wear and tear caused by the many pairs of steel-toe-capped safety boots and gloved hands that have used it. What I'm sure doesn't help the situation is the inevitable coal dust that settles on the various surfaces during time in service - an extra bit of abrasion that gradually wears away the paintwork. Just another good job that a cleaner can do to help with the maintenance is to sweep the worst of the dust off every morning. Some areas such as the area directly under the smokebox and the grab handles were down to the original green primer, while some of the paintwork at the extreme edges were down to the metal. 

Still, this something that is easily remedied - just a little love, care and attention for this little loco from two willing volunteers Pete and Nigel (and whoever else had been working on it prior) and she will be looking as fresh as she was in 2014.

Someone had already applied a coat of green anti-corrosion paint to the affected areas and Pete and Nigel were busy sanding it down to make a nice smooth and even key for the grey undercoat and black gloss.  
A splash of green to keep the brown and orange at bay

Pete sanding down the front of the running board

...while Nigel sees to the sides

Meanwhile, I found Eleanor busy cleaning up the undercoat on Dinmore Manor's new tender. 

Getting There - the new tender for 7820

For the best long-lasting surface finish when the gloss goes on, the surface underneath needs to be clean, smooth and free of any residues. You can see that she has cleaned the back side and the bottom right hand corner, while the uppermost section has already received a coat of gloss black. 

The 2807 group were here in small numbers, but unfortunately they were mostly twiddling their thumbs as sadly, due to circumstances beyond their control, 2807 will now not be going to Didcot at the end of the month. It's a great shame, but there is a silver lining to the cloud in that at least there is nothing big to be done!

If you're planning a trip to the GWSR and would like to see/ride behind 2807, she will be in service from 12th April to 17th April inclusive, all being well.

I found 35006 in the yard - not much was going on with her today, but a good photo opportunity is not to be sniffed at:

Andy(l) looks on at the culmination of 30 years of hard work.

Next to 35006, 7820 was sunning herself and taking a well deserved break after being in service for 13 days - it was now time for some maintenance for the beautiful black Manor. 

7820 looking good in the sun

One of the jobs on the to-do list was to remove the damper actuating rod. Due to expansion when hot, it was found that the rod doesn't work so well, so to counteract the expansion and to keep it working it requires a little shortening.

The actuating rod, as removed by Nick

Next on the list was to see to the front left cylinder cover, which was leaking steam. Easier said than done - it was proving a little difficult to remove!

A stubborn cylinder cover, on Saturday
It's at times like this you could really do with a puller, but none could be found. Thankfully, as they had little to do, Brian and Gilbert from the 2807 group were on-hand to assist and make a puller for them. A great example of inter-loco-group teamwork that we see so much of at the friendly GWSR, which has no doubt helped with every success of the railway - past, present and future. If comradeship such as this continues for the years ahead, all helping towards that one goal to keep steam alive, people will be enjoying steam locomotives for generations to come.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

History Made! / Dinmore Manor Fire & Drive / 2nd Volunteer Recruitment Fair

Dinmore wearing her Shareholders Special headboard
On Friday 31st March, it was a Fire & Drive day, but with a difference! It was arranged as a thank you from Dinmore Manor Locomotive Ltd to all the volunteers who had put work into keeping 7820 running, starting work on 3850 and to those starting the journey on 2874.

16 of us were booked in to experience firing and driving Dinmore - and for a few (myself included) it was made extra special as it would be the first time we had ever done anything like this.

Although a little rain had fallen early morning, it certainly didn't put off a handful of volunteers going in extra early to help with preparation and cleaning. Ray, who was the chief fireman for the day, captured these shots of a couple of the early birds getting stuck in.

Mark oiling up the necessaries
Dinmore Manor receiving a bit of a clean beforehand

When the loco was ready and 'parked up', it was time for breakfast in the Flag & Whistle cafe. They - (who are "they", anyway?) - say an army marches on its stomach - but what about a small army of locomotive enthusiasts? Well we were treated to a full English and lots of tea/coffee. One fried egg, a sausage, two rashers of bacon, hash brown, fried bread, half a tomato, and some beans or different combinations thereof. Delicious.

Has anybody seen Keith today?
Everyone enjoying their breakfasts.

After the leisurely breakfast it was time to pick up our packed lunches and get ourselves changed into footplate attire if we hadn't already. On walking out of the doors we were greeted by the sight of Dinmore quietly simmering away, right opposite the cafe - a perfect bit of positioning!

I hope there's enough money in the meter.
The first on the footplate was myself and Sam P - From Toddington to Winchcombe, Sam would be driving, whilst I would be firing. Then we would swap over duties from Winchcombe to Gotherington, at which point the next pair would take over and so on. We were shown the ropes by Mark Y (driver) and Ray (fireman). Ray managed to snap this pic just as we were leaving Toddington.

Sam on the regulator, me on the shovel.
I'm so excited that my patches are glowing!
I had happened to buy a nice new pair of gloves for the occasion - my old ones were oily and grubby. It just so happened that they were pink, but by the time the day had finished they were certainly a lot less pink than before!

I had never done any firing before today and although I am usually right-handed, it was noted that I was using the shovel in a left-handed manner. It's what seemed to come most natural, but that may change when I develop more of a technique. I was amazed at Ray's ability to put coal in 'ole without the shovel ever going inside the firebox - he flings it in and it goes exactly where he intended it to - very impressive!

At Gotherington, Sam and I swapped with Keith and Angela who would take us on to Cheltenham Race Course.

Whilst there we had a short coffee and tea break as David H had very kindly agreed to open up the shop on the platform. The hot drinks were very welcome as it had threatened to rain again once or twice during the morning, and on the trip back to Toddington we would be running tender-first - rather more cold and breezy than running in the traditional direction. 

A small group of us were invited into the Signal Box at Cheltenham by Neil C who gladly showed us how it all works, even letting us have a go at changing the signals ourselves.

Having a go on the levers
All set to leave (I think!)

Back at Toddington after more driver and fireman swaps, we were treated to much of the same, again seeing how all the signals work and having an opportunity to try it out ourselves.

A rather more complex arrangement in the Toddington signal box
It's got bells, but I'm not sure about whistles

The group of us left the signal box (hopefully) knowing a bit more than we did before. While crossing the tracks (carefully and cautiously at the designated crossing point of course) we saw that Dinmore had been able to make her way from one end of the rake to the other, thanks to our signalling.

The black Manor has been able to run round due to our signalling attempts!

It was then time to join the rest of the group for the 2nd of a total of 3 trips. On this trip at Winchcombe we would be treated to a full tour of the very impressive Carriage and Wagon works.

A railway is as reliant on its carriages as it is the powerhouses that pull them along - they allow the public to come and experience the bygone era of steam travel and immerse themselves in the sounds and smells. One without the other on a heritage railway is of little use, and would really just be a static exhibition - far from the mark of a 'living museum' which so many heritage railways are today.

The newest part of the building was completed fairly recently, being built as the result of a legacy. It's a very clean, modern, and bright complex, which, alongside the other departments, help to cement the railway's smart image and reputation.

The new facilities enable them to turn out fully restored/refurbished carriages such as W3132 shown below:

Freshly painted W3132
The department make good use of their new space - when the room in the above photo is not being used as a paint shop, it is being put to good use by enabling the team to work on other areas of the carriage, such as the interior:

The interior of W3132 is in progress
This is a First Class carriage with extra plush upholstery and up-to-date LED lighting. Although the C&W department have their own in-house upholstery department, the large First Class seats were upholstered elsewhere due to their size. Despite this most of the jobs associated with carriage restoration are all carried out in Winchcombe with very little being outsourced - incredible when you consider that the railway is, as you probably know, run almost entirely by volunteers. 

When Broadway opens next year I believe there is a requirement for more carriages - meaning lots of work, with the steady stream of carriages awaiting attention gradually making their way through the workshop. 

Here's one they made earlier, vs one that's still in the pipeline
They even deal with Goods Vans like the one below.

It didn't look like this a year ago! Built in 1945, plywood was
originally used in this van due to the wartime wood shortage.
Owned by Cotswold Steam Preservation group that look after 2807,
Siphon-G (to the right of the photo) sits amongst some other
carriages. Originally intended for carrying fruit and vegetables,
in the war it was used as a hospital coach.
The upstairs portion of the new building comprises the upholstery and woodwork departments.

Restored door in the foreground, while an old door awaits attention
on the table next to it

After the tour and a lunch break, it was back to Toddington to get ready for the final round trip of the day.

Amber drives out of Toddington on the last trip, under Mark's guidance
Photo courtesy of Ray
Group Photo at CRC.
All in all, it was a very memorable day - thanks to those who took time out to show us their departments, thanks to Mark and Ray for showing us all the ropes (or should that be regulator and shovel?) and thanks in particular to DML Ltd for inviting us all onto the footplate of their beautiful flagship loco.

If you've been thinking of getting involved too, you may have been at this weekend's 2nd Volunteer Recruitment Fair which took place on 1st and 2nd April. At the first fair 2 years ago, the railway as a whole attracted almost 100 new volunteers - myself included! As the railway expands there will be a need for more and more volunteers to help keep the railway going - events like this will hopefully attract the numbers needed.

The car park was jam-packed with visitors (and volunteers!)
The Steam Dept threw open its doors and hosted representatives from all areas of the GWSR. There were also two locomotives on display - 2807 and 7903 Foremarke Hall. Those interested in volunteering were invited up onto their footplates and shown round by a friendly Steam Dept member.

Paul speaks to a prospective volunteer while
up on Foremarke's footplate

It got quite busy at times
With the DP Shed being one of the main bases for the fair, naturally the steam loco department was very well represented with many volunteers on-hand throughout the day.

Angela chats to a gentleman about 7903.
a shutter is opened to show off Foremarke's fine paintwork

Dinmore Manor Ltd's stand looked great in front of the GWSR's vast collection of colourful headboards:

A fine collection of headboards
Early indications show that 190 prospective volunteers visited during the weekend, whilst 44 have already signed up to join. If you're reading this - welcome to the GWSR!

Due to people milling around the shed, work was of course confined to those areas off-limits to the public (for obvious reasons). While they weren't in the shed, Keith, Mark, Will and Kate were busying themselves by making as much noise as possible on 3850's boiler - needle gunning and generally hammering to get rid of as much rust as they could.

Mark (l) and Will with their recently removed rear smokebox ring

Kate and Will hammer away
I found Keith Smith inside the boiler, needle gunning the crown stays:

Keith hard at work

Although working in relatively dark, confined, and noisy conditions, being inside a boiler gives you a unique perspective and outlook on the world - and also allows you to get creative when the feeling strikes you. Of course there's a need for a camera and it helps to have a decent view. Luckily, all those boxes were ticked on Saturday and he managed to shoot this masterpiece:

Perfection - Toddington Signal Box superbly framed

Out in the yard, there wasn't an awful lot going on, but 35006 was out and looking particularly lovely in the warm spring sunshine.

35006 catching some rays
On closer inspection, she was having some work done on what will be the electrical system for the smart brass lamps that she is normally seen sporting. I can't wait to see them lit.
Electric lighting in progress

Now, the part you've all been waiting for - History Made!

A historic moment occurred late on Friday of the 31st day of March, 2017. 

Dinmore Manor had the honour of propelling an engineering train from Toddington out to Peasebrook, thereby becoming the first steam locomotive to traverse that section of our line in around 50 years.

Dinmore sits at Peasebrook with an engineering train
Photo courtesy of Ray
Then, 4 days later, (4th April) 7903 Foremarke Hall decided to get in on the act too and join Dinmore for some attention. Photo courtesy of Neil Carr.

4 days later... a wild Hall appears!

The other locomotives will join them both in due course, of course - and when we get to Broadway, it will all start again - which will be the first loco to steam into Broadway, I wonder? 

I can't answer this question but what I can tell you is that now it is a certainty that trains will be running to Broadway in 2018! This evening at about 8:30pm it was announced on social media that the BROADWAY LAST MILE APPEAL has passed the target of £1,250,000!

What an achievement - thanks to all supporters and investors who have dug deep to fund this ambitious scheme. However there is still just under a month to go until the share issue closes, and with the earthworks on the approach embankment costing a bit more than budgeted, any extra share purchases and donations will help to offset the extra costs involved.

Once again thank you to all involved - see you in Broadway!

This week's timetable:
Wednesday 5th April: Blue (7903 FOREMARKE HALL) 
Sunday 8th April: Green (loco tbd) 
Saturday 9th April: Green (loco tbd)
Tuesday 11th April: Blue (loco tbd)