Showing posts from June, 2014


The 24th June saw the arrival of the Colne Valley Railways latest acquisition, WD200 from the Kent & East Sussex Railway. An 0-6-0ST this is from the same batch as our WD190, and they used to work together at Shoeburyness Military Railway.  WD200 stayed there until 1970, when a group from the K&ESR purchased it.  It saw regular service there until 2012 and now needs an overhaul to get her back on track. Having recently finished WD190, our Engineering team - the Eccentrics - should be able to get this one working in no time!!


June has been a hectic month.  We've had several schools visit us, a film crew arrived at short notice to do some filming for a new BBC programme, I've been asked not to publish photos though until the programme airs in September. We then had two weekends of A Day Out With Thomas The weather was a bit damp the first Saturday but that didn't stop visitors coming to see Thomas, Daisy, Mavis, Trevor and of course, Sir Topham Hatt who made sure everyone behaved.  New for this year was a 7 1/4" Toby who looked very cute. The four days were a great success, and seeing the faces of some of the children as they saw Thomas made it all worthwhile