Over the hottest weekend ever (temperatures of up to quarante-deux!) Stephen Wiggs and I visited the Le Petit Anjou railway in the Loire Valley. This a is a one metre gauge line and a little of it remains at La Roche station just outside Angers where a team are working hard to restore the old station building and run a loco and two beautifully restored carriages. In many ways a very similar project to Steamworks and, like us, they hope to extend out of the site if they can.
JB outside one of two beautifully restored carriages. I am not really as fat as that! But they had given us a very good lunch in the Engine Shed!
Turnout photo – as we are about to lay some.
Jacques is sporting a very nice line in official headwear. We must get some of those!
Karl Marx, a rebuilt and reconfigured east European loco provides some serious motive power.
t was a very enjoyable trip (not financed by theTrust I hasten to add). They were a great bunch and made us very welcome. We will stay in touch.
John Bennett 19.7.19