A fine day had arrived, and with the return to “normal” running after the Christmas celebrations, and after Storm Bella had come whistling through, there was debris that needed clearing from the line. The Tramway Management was keen to get this done before any of the white stuff should come along and make finding twigs and branches across the track more difficult.
With the Ruston under going heavy repairs in the workshop, the natural choice of an engine to pull the track maintenance train was the little French “Campagne” loco. But, it wouldn’t start – batteries were dead! And so Jupiter had to be put hastily into service. With the line clear the track gang returned to the line side hut for cocoa and a game of cards. Just in time, as the white stuff has arrived this evening!
With luck, the Campagne may pull a light seasonal train tomorrow.