Thursday, 25 February 2010

TOURISM & LEISURE SHOW


Brian, Evan, Paul, Sally & Natalie attended the show at 5 Lakes Country Club, Maldon today. This show was open to the general public but was mainly aimed at group travel organisers. There was a lot of interest in the railway and a lot of positive comments from previous visitors. The younger visitors in particular liked Saffron - the 7 1/4" guage loco.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Filming


On Saturday 20th we had a film crew on site, shooting a scene for a film about Pablo Piccaso. they were on site for around 8 hours and enjoyed a bright day. The requirement was for a 1950's station/train. Paul Freeman plays the lead role, Tim Newton directs.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Two Class 20s arrive

On Thursday and Saturday last week, we had two class 20 diesel locomotives arrive. These are two of the four that were exported to France in the 1980s and repatriated to the UK in 2005. They have been in store at a road hauliers yard since then.

They are both lined up to be restored over a period of time.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

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