Garden Party 13th July 2014

A full 'house' of visitors enjoyed a warm, partly sunny day today at Balleny Green. The event started promptly at 11.00am with several visitors already on site and ready for rides.

George the shunter did brisk trade all day, as did all the other trains.

High level trains started with Stuart driving Betty's diesel, but was quickly replaced by Bob with his Speedy. After lunch, Betty took over with her diesel for the rest of the day.

On ground level, Chris ran Great Northern all day with a brief break during which Dave S took over. Dave M ran his Paddingon, Steve Wilkin his Stafford and Allan his Jessie.

After lunch, steam hauled trains were in the capable hands of Steve Whitson with his American loco and John Copestick with his Hunslet.

The SM32 ran all day with Allan D and Ian in control, and raised a lot of interest.

All the other stalls did brisk business, and many compliments about the event, its organisation and pricing were received.

In all, a very successful event.

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