The 71/4 inch Gauge Society were guests of the club over a number of days in September. In all there were 36 locomotives running on the track with drivers coming from as far away as the Netherland and Belgium. There was a friendly atmosphere throughout the event with many drivers promising to ‘return to such a lovely track’. Many thanks to all the SMET members who helped make it such a success.
SMET member Andrew Gebbie has produced a Highlights video which can be purchased on his website at http://andrewgebbie.video/rail He is also selling video of individual drivers. Watch a trailer below.
The first open day of the year got off to a great start. Our new fare structure of £2 per ride or 4 for £7 didn’t put people off and we made the most money we have ever taken. A new route through the recently completed tunnel proved very popular.
The biggest plus from the day was the weather, after all the recent snow and cold winds we were blessed with a calm sunny day. Nearly everyone had smiles on their faces and it was a great day out for a lot of families.
SMET is hosting the 7 1/4 Society AGM which is being held over the weekend of 15/16 September 2018. However locos can arrive from Tuesday 11th September and depart on Tuesday 18th September. Those society members looking to book accommodation for the period should book early to avoid disappointment.