Winter  Trips
Welsh New Year
Eaton Bray
Away Days
© pads 2016
Peterborough and district 16mm group
Chairmans new year trip Our chairman and Mrs Chair went over on their usual new year pilgrimage to Wales . Arriva provided a two car unit instead of a four car one and.as the picture (above) right shows it was a tad busy . Now if only Jeremy Corbyn had been on the train. The chairman told us that that the FR and WHR are undergoing large rebuilding programmes. Much of the Cob has been relaid with plastic sleepers, (Peco ?) The work necessitated traffic lights on the road below. New ballast at Minffordd and Tan-y-bwlch shows other work done since October. There seemed to be fewer Christmas and New Year visitors from Llandudno this year , so things were pretty quiet . There was only traffic from Dinas to Beddgelert, and two trains a day new year week on the FR. It did get busier later with bus loads of celebrants coming over from Llandudno and elsewhere. ,
Eaton Bray. In November several members visited the Eaton Bray show There was the usual trade stands Swift Sixteen, I.P. Engineering together with the figures and transfers, Atropos, Anything N G, etc. The canteen was doing a roaring trade,. It does not seem long before some members thoughts turn to food. The chairman reckons that he had to donate a bacon butty to our illustrious treasurer, he said I was rather saddened by his pitiful eyes and slavering tongue.” I bet our chair had a bacon butty too , they were good. Some of us came home with some interesting purchases. Dave Wilcox bought a Bertie bus which we look forwarded to seeing in a new incarnation Another member came home with a colourful 4-6-0 and intends to make it battery powered eventually .
The 4-6-0 safely home from Eaton Bray - apart from the inscription on the tender . The owner who shall remain nameless for his own protection likes it it even if no body else does
No chance of a comfy chair on Arriva’s Cross Country train into Wales Our Chairman was chair less that journey