1) They last all day preventing me from doing any real work, but not extending beyond going home time
2) There is a free lunch (preferably involving free beer)
3) At the conclusion of the meeting, there are no actions on me.
Meetings related to matters on the railway of course are judged entirely differently. They should be brief and to the point. Within reason I am happy if there are actions on me at the end. The free lunch element still applies of course. A meeting on Saturday did last all day & lunch, whilst excellent wasn't free. I was reduced to taking a quick look around at Toddington to try and work out what everybody had been up to before they all left for the day.
Something that caught my eye was that a nice new display board has appeared in the car par at Toddington by the entrance to the yard highlighting the Cotswold Steam Preservation group and their lovely loco, 2807. There is a vacant spot for a board adjacent to it which I understand will soon receive a similar display for Dinmore Manor Locomotive LTD and their locos.
|Singing the praises of 2807|
|Taking it easy after a hard day's work|
|Lifting out the track|
|Foremarke Hall's 4000 gallon Hawksworth tender|
|7820's tender wheels|
|7820's tender frames|
|The last of 2874's tubes|
|Tube free boiler|
Fresh from her holiday on the Mid Norfolk Railway and freshly washed out during the week, 5542, the Planet's Favourite Prairie (PFP) relaxes on one of the pits after a hard day's work.
|The Planet's Favourite Prairis simmering in the afternoon heat|
|2807 back after a hard day at work|
|Phil, ensuring that he suffers no hearing damage, photo courtesy of Jonathan Perks|
|5542 on the Mid Norfolk Railway, photo courtesy of Gerry Balding|
|The PFP on the MNR, photo courtesy of Tim Grigg|
The final three photos all came from somebody who wished to be identified as "Wymondham Abbey Halt". My suspicions are aroused that either that's not his (or possibly her) real name or that Mr and Mrs Halt were keen to give Mr & Mrs Brunel a run for their money in the novelty name for a child competition. Regardless, thank you for the photos.
|The PFP, ready to set off.|
|An interesting composition including some of the native flora|
|The PFP, ready to depart.|