Friday, 31 March 2017

Deliveries to Campbell's Platform

Easter is approaching and the railway will be busy so it’s time to make Campbell’s Platform look its best. A quick mow of the grass. A new hanging basket or two. And a lick of paint on the signal box. Not any old paint – it needs to be the Ffestiniog Railway platform specification.

The friendly person in charge of paint agreed to send up a tin on the next train.

I waited for our delivery at the platform and the train came into view with the wind whipping up the steam. But as it approached there was no slowing down and it steamed straight on to Blaenau. Surely they hadn’t forgotten?

No, they dropped it off on the way back down. It’s more energy efficient to start when you’re pointing downhill.

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