|47298 - Courtesy of the Llangollen Railway|
Whilst I oiled 47298, Dave was cleaning her. Danny & Adrian were prepping their steed: the mighty 3803
|The Mighty 3803 Stands In The Dock With Danny Scaling The Heights!|
|A Steamy "Thomas" at Shackerstone - Ready To Go (by Mark Heseltine)|
|"Thomas" At Shenton (by Mark Heseltine)|
|"Well Well Well, Thomas, We Meet Again"|
"Thomas" chugged neatly out of Shackerstone with six coaches seeming hardly any effort to move!
|"Thomas" Barks Along The Track Towards Hedleys (by Mark Heseltine)|
After another good march to Shenton, we quickly ran round and returned briskly. The performances from the Jinty were fabulous and I think I could really get used to her! Back at Shackerstone there were more songs, games, races and god only knows what else. Visitor reviews seemed positive so all good, ay?! By now we were hungry so I got cooking...
|Saturday Kitchen on a Jinty (by Dave Hanks)|
|47298 On The Old Pit - Where We Used To Prep Locos (by Dave Hanks)|
After another fabulous run, we ran round at Shenton before what can only be described as a volcanic run back!! It was fab!!
Once at Shackerstone, we uncoupled, backed up and then steamed up to the dock road and into the shed. The loco was then disposed. I raked the fire and broke alot of clinker up, whilst Dave & John ashed the loco out again. All in all, an absolutely fabulous day. Thanks very much to John & Dave for a fab day, and to Mark & Dave (again) for sending in photographs. "Day out with Thomas" is running at Shackerstone NEXT weekend as well so please do come along. It is a fantastic event which we put alot of time & effort into. Maybe we'll see you there? Thanks very much guys. Sam...