Sunday, 12 April 2009
Easter Sunday at CMES
Easter Sunday always see the 5"/3.5" gauge Ryton Pool Miniature Railway, owned by the Coventry Model Engineering Society, reopen to the public. 2009 was no exception and 0-4-0 Side Tank "Jodie" had been specially brought onto the site to haul the trains, running alongside our Co-Co Class 37 Battery Electric. On top of this, I steamed the club's 0-4-0 Sweet Pea No499 "John H Owen" so that our trainee, Emma, could have a good training session in between passenger services, hauling a single 'coach' only. The loco steamed well throughout the afternoon and was put to bed with no problems to worry about...phew! Emma also seemed to be developing essential steam driving skills and the railway took a good bit of money through the £1 passenger fares. Trains will also be running tomorrow, Easter Monday, with "Jodie" & the Class 37 between 1pm & 4pm respectively. Please go along if you are in the area and enjoy a miniature train ride!