Another wobbly day. A lot of work was needed to get the track cleared of leaves and debris before we could even think of a running day. We had tried a few days earlier to clear the track and unfortunately all to no avail. So Saturday morning we started clearing the debris and by 10am most of the leaves had been blown off the track. After tea we had to bag them up and dispose of them. Time was marching on. It was 11 o’clock and we still only had six stalwart members – what should we do? We only had a couple of members say they could not attend, so was that an omen that we would be inundated with engines or no one was coming. We decided to give it to 12 o’clock and a couple more members had arrived. A couple of members took the opportunity to fly their aircraft as the winds were very light.
The rain had passed through and it started to get somewhat warmer so we decided to have lunch. There were no donuts available at Tesco’s, but the regular sausage rolls were still plentiful ”Thanks Bridget”

Tea and coffee was on tap, so lunch passed without a hitch. One o’clock a couple more had arrived so we said “OK” give it to 2 o’clock and that would be the last decision. Well, it was a good idea to stay because the weather seemed to get warmer and the firing up started. There was lots of engines going round and some very happy passengers having a ride on this strange mild day.

Old aged pensioners fish and chips were on the cards, and we put through an order for 20 portions, so the problem of supper was sorted.

Mike L and Steve H was taking it in turns to run Mick W’s sweet pea. Geoff E had his electric loco out; Norman H had his electric, and Ralph R had the ‘Marham Monster’ hauling the two club trucks which were always full of passengers. Geoff B’s magnificent Traction engine run most of the afternoon. There was a new members wife who had her first drive. Will she join next year?
Supper turned up at 4:30pm. It was a nice meal, then a good tidy up after. Thank you ladies for clearing and washing up.

Into driving in the dark, an experience to behold. I think everyone was happy at the turn out and the weather was for once on our side. The following pictures tell the whole story.

Geoff E electric pulling Ralph R’s new truck for his Electric Steam engine – all went well. 
Norman H and his Electric loco, also showing all the activity in the station.
Geoff B preparing his Traction engine.
Mick W steaming his sweet pea.
Mike L driving Mick W sweet pea with Ralph R “ Marham Monster behind.
Geoff B traction engine kit with the row of ladies attending. Quite a turn out. Thanks Ladies!
Four Pictures in the dark, we were blessed with some lovely evening weather, and the flowers are still flowering, Thanks Geoff B.
Mike L still driving sweet pea, Steve H also had a drive on a couple of occasions, and Geoff B’s traction engine. The need is to keep the water up in the boiler, which is difficult to see in the dark. The ladies have added their coats, and it would not be Halloween without a pumpkin.
Finally a great day.