The day dawned bright, clear and not a breath of wind, the ground covered in a hoar frost. Even the Mercury in the thermometer was feeling the chill at -4ºC! Still, it would be just the day for some superb steam effects (and it would show every little steam weep!) for the photographers.
Some defrosting of the water supply was required and then we were in business. Four steam locomotives in the three gauges plus three battery electrics in 7¼” and 5″ completed the roster. Oh and not to forget the all important kettle supplying the tea pot which was kept quite busy.
After the test train had been around the circuit and the passenger cars brought out of their warm shelter we were hauling passengers until close of play.
Thank you to Alastair, Robert, Kieran & Jeremy for sharing their photographs with us. Enjoy.
Enjoying ourselves (it’s what we are about!)….
South African Interlude
She’ll be coming round the mountain…..
Not a breath of wind…..
Some artistic shots….
As the day draws to a close…..