No Way to Run a Railroad…

train lit up with fairy lights

portapotty_on_wheels… but a brilliant way to run a museum. The local railway museum was dressed up for Christmas (even the portaloos) and were running train rides this afternoon and evening, fairy lights and all. Three quid a ride, with hot chocolate and a cookie thrown in and a visit to Santa at the end. It’s all entirely run by volunteers, including the ones who get to drive the trains.

Quite apart from anything else it was a joy to see people so happy in their work*

Oh and the best bit? For an extra seven bucks we got to ride in the cab. Bargain.

view from the cab

* with the exception of the chap who got to play Santa. He’d rather have been driving trains too. Well, wouldn’t you?


4 Responses to No Way to Run a Railroad…

  1. commuterjohn says:

    I think there is quite a bit of a rail buff inside you somewhere!

  2. disgruntled says:

    Oh I’ve always liked trains, especially now I no longer have to commute on them. Couldn’t eat a whole one, though

  3. John Gibson says:

    This is bloody good, you are full of surprises, I love trains.

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