The Lavender Line
Over the past few weeks our sponsored miniature railway on platform 2 ‘Riley’s railway’ has undergone an extension. This extension which leads behind the railways shop will allow easier passenger access and the usage of two trains running at the same time. The bay platform has been completed with the underlay now concreted and track laid ready for the summer season.
Our sponsor Larry who owns the track and locomotives is preparing his engines for a busy summer, giving miniature train rides along the new miniature railway on platform 2. There are plans to extend the track behind the shop and make a preparation area for the locomotives. There are also pipeline plans to extend the track through the family picnic area and along past the water tower.
The Lavender line is very pleased to announce it will be hosting a new special event on behave of Riley’s miniature railway on Sunday 9th September. This event will be about raising money for St Thomas’s children’s hospital and raising the awareness of how vulnerable children are to illness.
There will be a display of both 5inch and 7 1/4 inch gauge engines with trains rides available all day on Riley’s railway. The Lavender lines very own standard gauge steam engine Austin 1 will be in steam providing steam train rides all day and 10% of all profits made on the day will go towards St Thomas hospital.