Showing posts from September, 2010


We are very pleased to announce that we have won the Best Small Attraction Award. General Manager Brian Smith accepted the Award at Le Talbooth, Dedham on 23rd September. This is a credit to all the Volunteers who put in so much work to make the Railway what it is, and worthy of this Award. We have now been shortlisted for the Regional Awards to be held at Ickworth in November.

Thomas & Beer Festival

Thomas has arrived for his second visit this year, and along with several friends and the Fat Controller will be entertaining our visitors on 25th & 26th September and 3rd October. The first Beer Festival at the Railway will be held on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd October 12.00-23.00 both days, with an hourly bus service between the Railway and Braintree station from 12.00-23.00. Live entertainment from The Blue House on Friday and the Flaming Llamas on Saturday.

Model Railway Shed and More

The model railway shed now has its walls in place, next step is finishing off the windows. Sunday 12th saw the first Pullman Sunday lunch train since the refurbishment on Aquila and 11th/12th saw a small group of volunteers attend the Essex Country Show at Barleylands.