The Fawley Flowerpot 2

PLEG ran a private charter on Sunday 2nd June 2013 using ex-BR Class 03 D2120 (03120) and two freight wagons.

Rolling stock:

Loco used

D2120 (03120)

Stock used

Open 127565 and BV 993896

Route:

Loco

Route

D2120

Somersham (platform) - Tunnel - Somersham (platform) - Bourne Again Junction (EOL via loop) - Inverernie (EOL via Bourne Again Junction platform) - Bourne Again Junction (platform) - Somersham

Timings [Actual] (from John Andrews):

Location

Depart

Notes

Somersham

10:39

Tuneel

10:45

Bourne Again Junction (EOL)

10:56

Inverernie (EOL)

11:06

Somersham

11:10

(arrive)

Twenty members travelled on the charter, for which a healthy donation of £200 was made to the Railway, which was gratefully received.

Track enthusiasts were able to enjoy the run round loops at Bourne Again Junction and Inverernie, and "buffer kissing" EOL at the same. We also journeyed into the tunnel at Somersham. Many members stayed on after the PLEG event to enjoy a ride on the steam service provided by No 31 "Sir Robert McAlpine and Sons" HC1026 0-6-0ST (1913).

PLEG wishes to thank Bob, all the train crew, and the rest of the volunteers for their assistance in making this fantastic event happen.

PLEG looks forward to visiting the railway next year for a repeat of the same.