A neighbour’s request for trains to run so her grandson could see them rapidly grew into a long petition of locals wanting the same thing. So I agreed to a relatively rare winter outing for the Bryandale Railway to coincide with our town’s Christmas Market. A couple of days’ basic maintenance work saw the line passed fit for operations, and the impact of feline inquisitiveness courtesy of our newish house-mate put right.
with Taliesin and Russell out of traffic needing radio attention, I also took the opportunity to clean up and maintain Myfanwy, the Lady Anne class loco that was the B.R.’s first engine back in 2005. Other than some tweaks to the radio and timing, she performed pretty well after several years out of service.
My co-driver Gavin came over on what was a pretty cold afternoon, but we managed to put on a good show of two loco’s in steam for the crowds who gathered.