One rainy day...
© Geoff’s Rail Diaries 2016
Geoff’s Rail Diaries
10 September 2016
We’ve been very fortunate with the weather over the
years - today, good fortune let us down. No, it didn’t
rain all day. By the time I’d had a look around the
various sheds and workshops at the top, and a trip (on
the train) to Oak Tree and the roundhouse, it had
eased off. It started again (perfect timing for once)
when I was in the marquee enjoying a light lunch, and
was raining pretty steadily when we left. The other
side of the coin? Far fewer bodies in the way of photographs,
and more visible steam than would have been the case just
three days later.
I’ve given up trying to count the number of working steam
locomotives at Statfold events, so I don’t know whether
there’s a photo (below) of everything that was running.
There was certainly plenty of action. On the garden
railway, sharing the work with the locomotive formerly
known as “Paddy” (now “Howard” - yes, there were two
Howards at work today - was newcomer Roger (the Wren -
KS 3128 of 1918). It’s been in Canada for many years, and,
having been beautifully restored at Statfold, will be
heading back there (soon?)
Link: Statfold Barn Railway
...and off the rails - it’s September, so there are traction engines, steam rollers, steam lorries....