What a great day we had on Saturday 22 June hosting the Ride on Railways rally at
Little Hay. We were also very lucky with the weather!
We hosted around 30 visitors who bought 8 locos with them -1 steam and 7 battery
electrics. Things got very interesting in the station area at times regulating the
flow of trains to keep everyone moving. A great atmosphere prevailed during the
day as drivers swapped locos and took turns driving trains belonging to others.
Lots of kind comments were made about our excellent facilities and grounds, the interesting
track layout (along with how smooth it runs!) and the signalling system.
Thanks are due to Paul Middleton of Ride on Railways for supporting the rally, to
SCMES members who assisted with the preparation and running of trains and especially
to the ladies and men who manned the kitchen to keep us well fed and watered - Dean,
your burgers were delicious!
Many thanks to Lewis for taking all the photographs today, I had a day off. Also
many thanks to Steve K for the report and captions to which some will not fit.