Sunday, 26 May 2013

EMERGENCY SERVICES DAY

 Sunday 19th May saw the first Emergency Services event at the Railway.  The idea came from seeing how popular the fire engine is when visiting us.  Unfortunately the local fire and police services couldn't help as everything near us is retained but we had representatives from the Essex Fire Museum and Air Ambulance, St Johns Ambulance and Police Museum along as well as some preserved vehicles. The British Transport Police Dog Section were very popular - they use us as a regular training base so to come along on a casual day made a change.
 
The day ended with a demonstration involving all the emergency services

Monday, 6 May 2013

PEPPA & GEORGE VISIT THE COLNE VALLEY RAILWAY

The Bank Holiday weekend of 5th/6th May saw the first visit of Peppa Pig and her little brother George.

The pair were on hand to meet visitors young and old, and enjoy lots of cuddles from their adoring fans. The sun was shining and the visitors poured in.  Train crews were kept busy both on the main line and the miniature railway and it was great to see so many happy visitors on site.  A very successful event.