Massed arrivals

It’s been a bit manic down the Valley today. Two of the stars of the Tracks to the Trenches event this weekend have joined us – the Baldwin from Leighton Buzzard and the Hesketh Bank Joffre. Apparently our local coal merchant heard that we now had two Joffre-class locos on site and was seen reaching for the holiday brochure.
The horse people have been with us, rehearsing for the horse haulage demonstration using our newly-manufactured swingletree.
Finally, we had a slightly unexpected visit by what seemed to be the entire loco fleet of a Scotrtish peatworks; one loco was unloaded and the rest disappeared as quickly as they arrived!
So, 36 hours to go the the big event opening – see you there?