Friday, 5 May 2017

GMW - The Madness of Set Up...

Hi all. After a good initial set-up day yesterday in which 13 of the engines arrived at Statfold, another 67 (at least) were expected today with the final few to follow tomorrow morning. It was a day of total madness to be honest, with many friends and helpers running around trying to get things into place. As well as the engines coming in there were locomotives to prep on the railway, stands to set up, signs to put up, boiler papers to check - you name it! Thankfully our grand team of helpers came in to make it all possible. Its going to be a big event this year! The two wide-span pictures in this post show the site at 9am this morning, prior to the lions share of the exhibits arriving. The calm before the storm some might say...
After a 6:30am start at Statfold this morning, the final engine on todays list came in at around 10:15pm. During the evening we held the popular Exhibitor Bonfire near the catering area and this was very well received once again. In between the odd sip of a drink and a slice of pizza, we were still running around parking engines up ready for the show. Its all good fun. Another long day but we are now almost ready for "GMW". The stove of the ploughing van was most welcome on this windy evening...

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