Winning the peace

Back to relative normality down at Apedale this weekend; we won the war, now it’s time to win the peace. Although the peace was thoroughly shattered by a photo charter on Sunday which saw all four steam locos out – the three residents, plus the West Lancs Joffre, which is still with us.. Events like this give us the chance to play for the cameras, and run formations not normally seen. Hopefully, our visitors got lots of good pictures – certainly it seemed as though many pixels were being sacrificed. In between times, two locos were loaded onto road transport, off to participate in the Simplex Centenary event at Leighton Buzzard. Finally, the 2’6″ arrival from Scotland – an Andrew Barclay diesel-hydraulic – was subject to extensive restoration effort (the battery was put on charge for a bit) and then it started first time. The 2’6″ line at Apedale isn’t long, but it is scenic. There’s a view of a container, followed by a view of a container……