Yesterday, Sunday 28th Sept, saw the end of our 2014 running season. To mark the end of an extremely busy and challenging season, but also a very successful one, we held a Volunteers Open Day. With a very big helping hand from some glorious weather we had one of our busiest days of the season so far. A big turnout saw lots of people leaving happy as they enjoyed a great day out with all our attractions running faultlessly. Not only that but we had a surge in new memberships as people were able to see first-hand how they can actively contribute to helping the TSR achieve its goals. But it wasn’t just new members who came along but existing members who had previously thought that they didn’t have any specific skillsets that could be of benefit to the railway.
We can now look forward to utilising this new intake of volunteers into the TSR family and getting stuck-in to the long list of tasks that need doing over the winter months to enable to us to firstly run our Santa Specials in December and then more importantly our long awaited northern extension to Lawley next Easter.
All this wouldn’t have been achieved if it wasn’t for all the visitors, new and old, who have supported us throughout 2014 with their patronage. And last but not least an extremely big thank you for the selfless and dedicated work of all our volunteers without whom we wouldn’t be able to operate. Here’s to Christmas and then the future challenges of 2015.