A Second Front is opened

flexibleAs the year draws to a close, it again falls to Our Chairman to lead from the front, opening a new salient in the battle for 2010 fitness, this time on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. Surprisingly, they have not only granted him membership, but also permit him occasional use of a guard's whistle, when all seems quiet. The result was unforseeable by even the most long-serving committee member, namely a deputation from SMRS to assist in their annual maintenance fortnight. Subtle differences from our previous experiences on the Welsh Highland included heated coaches on the permanent way train, tea breaks of sufficient length to make good use of them, and Derek the Dog as the on-board service manager. A hot meal at lunch time was also gladly received.