The Lavender Line
This year is already hotting up to be one of the Lavender lines busiest years yet with a record number of steamings plus new and exciting special events suitable for all ages from enthusiasts to families.
Our resident steam engine Austin 1 will be joined this year by a new arrival in the shape of ex Belgium tram engine ‘Yvonne’ which is set to arrive at the railway over the weekend of 25th January. ‘Yvonne’ joins us from the Hollycombe railway in West Sussex where she has been for the past few years. ‘Yvonne’ only has a year left on her ticket so this year is the perfect opportunity to see a unique Cockerill tram engine at work providing either short platform 1 runs or full length trains!
Austin 1 is with us for another year and she will be hauling the majority of steamings throughout the year from March to November. ‘Yvonne’ will be supporting Austin 1 with steamings, joining her for days such as special events and bank holidays whilst also substituting diesel days for steam, something that will certainly please the steam enthusiast.
The new and exciting special events set for this year will be announced soon with dates and details included, keep and eye out on the website for ‘Yvonne’ steam days as well as the normal steam days with Austin 1.