The annual members day was held on the 3rd October 2015, but before the event had even started there had been a few slip ups. The flagship locomotive of the railway, LNER B12 8572 had run into the buffers at Holt on the 1940s weekend two weeks previously. This had meant that the locomotive was not available for the event, although 8572 was going to enter the works for Winter maintenance after this event. Locomotives in operation were BR 4MT 76084, Y14 564 Hunswell Clarke 1700 Wissington and Class 31 D5631.
The vintage set was one of the highlights of the event, as the M&GN Picnic Coach was finally released into traffic. It look absolutely stunning and felt right at home with the railway’s vintage stock. Although the set had been in service since Thursday, seeing the vintage set growing to the size it is now is quite an achievement.
Another feature of the…
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