There were hundreds of passengers enjoying the late Spring sunshine yesterday – and very few volunteers. To be fair, a Bank Holiday weekend does tend to involve commitments beyond the railway and some of our colleagues were on the trains as passengers anyway! The hard graft was being done by Dave G and his team of station staff, whilst Steve, Mike, Maurice and I filled in around the edges. Dave T & Mary plus Bob & Ros are away on holidays whilst John and Ben were mixing it with the hard core rail buffs!
A selection of phots which need little narrative:
A new acquaintance (above) and an old friend (below) !
….. and some odd glimpses:
Consulting the map of the Racecourse Station?
And what did we workers do whilst all this fun and merriment was going on? “…… we do what we can. We keep off strangers and the foolhardy; and we train and we teach, we walk and we weed.” Having featured the container plants in last week’s blog here’s a tribute to the ‘new’ garden on Platform 2.
You can, I hope, see the adverse soil conditions and generally inhospitable environment which makes Bob & Ros’s efforts all the more commendable. Even if Platform 2 isn’t in use it’s nice for passengers to see this as a backdrop.
From an income point of view I hope the trains over the long weekend remain just as busy – from a staff point of view perhaps a little quieter!