Wartime Weekend

Well what a weekend! Talk about crowds. Yes, we’ve had another successful Wartime Weekend with stunning displays to entice visitors off the trains to see the best station on the railway!

We welcomed over 50 re-enactors who took over our station with a troop camp in the paddock, weapons stripping and military vehicles in the yard and even a crashed Messerschmitt ME109 north of the station, which required the pilot to be rescued several times over the event. Both our catering facilities – Weighbridge Teas and the Tea Hut, were open with record sales over the 3 days PLUS Café Alle du Bois in the yard serving sit down hot food, drinks and alcohol under the capable leadership of the railway’s Catering manager Paul Brown.
None of this would have been possible without a large turnout of station and Levisham catering volunteers who set up site, manned facilities and tidied up from dawn to late the following evening – each day! They also provided, serviced and washed up dinner with drinks for 75 on Saturday night!! Mention must be made of the signalmen and booking office staff who also helped, plus our crossing supervisor who helped to ensure trains and visitors did not meet!

We are now all knackered and going off for a rest.

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