The volunteers who run Leighton Buzzard’s narrow-gauge railway are gearing up for their annual all-action weekend on September 7 and 8.
An intensive passenger service will operate on both days, with departures every 35 minutes from Page’s Park station, Leighton Buzzard, and changes of locomotive at each end of the line.
Among the highlights will be a rare opportunity to travel behind NG23, a battery-powered electric loco which once worked in a top secret RAF weapons store.
While waiting for the train at Page’s Park, visitors can chat with local author Tony Drury, who will be launching his new novel, Cholesterol, and signing copies. The popular guided tours of the engine shed will provide a further attraction.
At Stonehenge Works station, out in the Bedfordshire countryside, there will be free rides on the new miniature line, and working demonstrations of narrow-gauge freight trains from a bygone era. This is in addition to the fascinating craft shop, and the displays showing the role of narrow-gauge railways in the First World War.