Amberley Museum’s Spring Industr ial Trains Day Sunday April 27th
Sunday April 27th sees Amberley Museum’s Spring Industrial Trains event, primarily aimed at the enthusiast.
Much of the collection will be out and about with the opportunity to get close up and personal with some very rare locos and we hope to have a visiting petrol loco from near Bristol.
On the standard gauge demonstration line we should have the Simplex 4wDM loco ‘Burt’ in action at various times during the day.
A conducted ‘Behind-the-Scenes’ tour will take place at 2pm (meet in the triangle area, takes about one hour) and once again we will be able to offer visitors (over 18’s of age) hands-on experience of a true industrial railway.
Our ‘Driver-for-a-Fiver’ scheme will allow two trips at the controls of an internal combustion loco along a stretch of line not normally accessible, or seen. Under the accompaniment and guidance of an experienced driver, there will also be the opportunity for photographs to be taken, and we hope that this will raise much-needed funds to continue our work in restoring and maintaining the collection. As always, this is subject to availability of locos and volunteers (and weather!) but we hope to have two locos available for this. Start point is the concrete apron at Brockham Station. Slots will be bookable on the day.
We look forward to meeting old and new friends.
Details of our collection and activities can be found at http://www.amberleynarrowgauge.co.uk/