December 2013

The first of our ‘Santa Specials’ was run 1st December. Two more to go, being the 8th, and 15th. It didn’t rain or snow on the 1st, the sun was out (a bit) and everyone enjoyed themselves.

The kids got their special winter ride to see Santa in his new grotto and the adults got to nibble on mince pies and enjoy a hot drink. Remember the ‘Santa Specials’ are on a first come first served basis!

Much of November was taken up with two main tasks. One was to install our replacement grotto and very nice it looks too. The other was yard refurbishment, mainly painting, replacing decayed brickwork on the turntable, swopping out worn sleepers and generally tidying up for the winter ahead.

If you are a regular browser of our website you will have hopefully noticed the subtle improvements such as links on our Home page direct to Facebook and Utube where we provide current video and stills updates

We are already taking on party bookings for 2014. Demand seems high so if anyone wants to have a railway based wedding reception or kid’s railway themed party contact Mick 01795 474211 or try our other contact details on this website. As ever our rates are very reasonable as we are a non-profit making society.

The Railway will be having a break after Christmas, starting up again in March 2014. Once restarted we run every Sunday, the first ride at 11.00 am and the last around 4.00 pm as well as during Brogdale festivals and Bank holidays. Please note however that during December we will only be running our Santa Specials.

New volunteer staff are always welcome to join our society. We are particularly interested in potential drivers, guards, signalmen, engineers and platform staff. DIY skills are also useful. If you visit us at Brogdale on most Tuesdays or Wednesdays or Sundays (11am-4pm) we’ll show you round and hopefully talk you into joining us!

And a Happy Christmas etc from everyone at the Railway and hope to see you all in 2014!