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2010 EVENTS at West Lancashire Light Railway
Railway Operating Steam Trains Every Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday between Sunday 28th March and Sun 31st October 2010 Inclusive
Friendly Engines Day Sun 28th March 2010
Teddy Bears Day Sun 9th May 2010
Diesel Freight Day Sat 26th June 2010 - Enthusiasts Only
Summer Gala Weekend Sat/Sun 7th & 8th August 2010
Autumn Gala Sun 3rd October 2010
Children-in-Need Day Sun 14th November 2010
Santa Specials Sun 12th December 2010
Sat 18th December 2010
Sun 19th December 2010
For Further details see the West Lancashire Light Railway's Website
Whenever possible Joffre Locomotive 2405 will be on display to allow visitors to inspect the progress, but it will not be available for inspection during the Santa Specials.
‘Joffre’ Surprise at Statfold
West Lancashire Locomotive Trust members attending the Statfold Barn Railway open day, had an unexpected presentation made to them, when they were donated one of the original Kerr Stuart Worksplates for their Joffre Class locomotive currently under restoration
Mr Graham Lee of the Hunslet Engine Company made the surprise presentation to Mr Neil McMurdy and Mr Alan Jones, both Trustees of the West Lancashire Locomotive Trust, following his recent acquisition of the worksplate from a third party.
After the presentation Graham Lee said ‘ I am keen to see the worksplate go back onto the original locomotive’
Mr Neil McMurdy, Secretary for the Locomotive Trust expressed his gratitude to Mr Lee for his generous gift and advised that the plate would be put back onto the locomotive when completed sometime in 2009.
Mr Graham Lee (Left) presents the Worksplate for Loco 2405 to Mr Neil McMurdy
(Secretary of Loco Trust) (Right)