Wednesday, 2 November 2016


 Essex Fire Service held a training exercise one evening.  A fire was staged in the sleeping car, complete with bodies and there were live victims in another train. Appliances attended from Sible Hedingham, Wethersfield, Halstead and Thaxted

Sunday, 21 August 2016

The Ghost Train

Some of the Thurrock Courts Players paid a visit today for a photo-shoot to promote their production of The Ghost Train by Arnold Ridley

Friday, 19 August 2016


The HCT has been in use today, a great help in reaching the overhanging trees.

Friday, 24 June 2016

Day Out With Thomas

We've had two weekends of fun with Thomas and his friends, the weather could have been kinder  but lots of excited children came along.
We had Thomas, Daisy and Mavis on the main line, Toby on the miniature railway and several characters on the garden and model railways


 One of our volunteers has purchased this brake van and has spent several hours repairing and painting it.

The steam crew had a surprise one morning, during the week WD190 had been unused and a blackbird had found a way in and made a nest.
Unfortunately it had to be removed so we could use the loco, thanks to Chris who took the photo before he very carefully removed the nest (luckily there were no eggs)

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig made her annual visit to us on the 1st May, she was kept busy throughout the day meeting all the children who came to see her and ride the trains

A New Season Begins

We started our operating season at Easter.  Good Friday saw lovely weather and lots of people, Easter Sunday was cold and wet - but what a lovely rainbow!