Open Weekend – September 2019

Thanks for visiting us for the September open weekend! It was a challenging weekend but we still managed to run a good service, carrying 1705 passengers.

We welcomed back our Sarah Siddons Locomotive after a rather extensive repair and she performed both days without any problems. Michael Faraday suffered a few power problems on Saturday but a new proactive approach to the battery situation saw the engine in service all of Sunday with only one power stoppage. Scamp 58 also made an appearance on the Saturday before a mechanical issue prevented it running on the Sunday

We were thankful that the weather held out, with only a heavy shower on the Sunday. The rain surrounding the weekend caused problems with some of the signaling equipment which was under constant investigation until Sunday afternoon.