We have a shorter post this week – progress on projects previously reported continuing apace, but which I haven’t had a chance to photograph! We start with two more announcements for the steam fair. Our principle haulage contractor for narrow gauge railway equipment recently informed us they were withdrawing from haulage altogether, which left us in something of a spot. Matt has worked hard to not only secure the haulage for this event, but also to ensure that future events will be provided for, and other railways and events will also benefit – an example of how much goes on behind the scenes in arranging any event, no matter how large or small.
Great North Steam Fair 2020
It is good to be able to announce two more visiting locomotives for the event in three weeks. Both have visited us before, and make a very welcome return for the steam fair this year.
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The museum is following all Government and public health guidance and, as such, is following the current advice to remain open as usual.
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