ListerFest countdown

Inbetween opening a new railway, running a steam train service and hosting a bus & commercial vehicle rally, we’ve been very busy preparing for ListerFest which is, as you know, next weekend, 18 & 19 May (all details are here). Locos which haven’t seen daylight for some time have been extracted and fettled. A test train was run on Saturday night to verify the haulage capability of a 3-cylinder Lister on the passenger – having first re-formed the passenger train to a more appropriate formation. At close of play on Sunday, four of the visiting locos had arrived, and a steady influx is expected during the week.