Sunday 3rd December was a dull day, and with Christmas shopping in full swing as well, there were fewer than the usual number of passengers wanting train rides at Urmston track.
That was perhaps as well, as it was the club's Christmas Lunch day and it meant all our members, including those who usually drive the passenger trains, could tuck into the spread. This event was held a week earlier than usual as the chairman and his wife would be away the following weekend. Probably not much point being chairman if the post didn't carry some privileges!
Excellent pictures by Jason Lau, as usual. Please click on a picture for a larger image.
Trevor takes his wife for a trip on his lovely Polly tank loco
Me on Keith's Polly tank loco, wondering where all the passengers are!
Frank on his Sweet Pea
A very nice A2 Pacific
Still no passengers. I think I did a solo circuit of the track in the end.
Youngsters are always fascinated by our steam locomotives
The club room tables groan under the weight of the Christmas buffet. Plenty for everyone, and very good it was too! The wine is for raffle prizes - the lunch is strictly 'dry' as we may be driving passenger trains afterwards.
Plenty of club members, very few customers
Keith gives Tony some driving tuition on the Polly
Lee's turn on Trevor's Polly