Our big news is the arrival of our new covered coach. It will be a good addition to the fleet coupled up to our maroon coach. The new coach has similar seating arrangement to the Maroon coach with a luggage compartment and glazed windows. The windows even feature the old style leather strap for raising and lowering.
The coach will be in service after regauged bogies have been built. Work has progressed on the ticket office roof, inside and out. Platform 3 has been excavated, removing the original chalk based infill and replacing with ballast.
Heavy rain resulted in extensive flooding with the turntable pit becoming a pond and the repair pit filling up with run off water from the field. We have now built a low bank which we hope will reduce the problem. The work goes on and we welcome new volunteers – make yourself known to staff and we will help you decide if the railway is for you.
Santa Specials are running from 11:00 until 4:00 on December 2nd, 9th, 16th. CHILDREN £3.00 with a chance to speak to Santa and a small present, ADULTS £1.00 with a chance to take a photo.
Hope to see you there, if not then A Big Thank You for your support in 2012, A Very Merry Christmas and we hope to see you and our new steam engine in 2013.