Archive for June, 2010

Ladies and Gentleman we are proud to announce the arrival of……..

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Wynne the new addition to the MPLR stable, a much kit-bashed IP Engineering Railbus!  Yes, she finally made it on to the tracks last Sunday.  Her livery is still be to finished as Mrs F Controller is not happy with her colour but she is fully working and was a delight to drive round the MPLR.

Albert carefully takes her along Viaduct Loop

Albert has quickly volunteered to be her main driver as apparently it reminds him of “when he was a lad in Ireland”.  But he seems to have taken to her like a duck to water and we had a lot trouble getting him out of it, he seemed glued to the seat!

Donald , Workshop Manager inspecting Wynne before the trial run

Well, enough of these photos we have got the real thing for you to have a look at so just click on the short film below as you are in for a real treat!

Amazing this computer stuff isn’t it!

All trains are cancelled due to the wrong type of concrete….

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

After many meetings and much greasing the palm of the council the MPLR has finally been given permission for it’s refurbishment and small extension. So the MPLR is closed until further notice.  We did say that we would keep you up to date,  so here are a few of the views that greeted our plucky PW workers this morning!

What platform did you say?

We did warn you it is pretty extensive! But, our boys will soon get through it all and the whole point(s) of it is so that everything will work like new!

It looks like they’ve got it all in hand to me.

"Did you hear that Alex painted the doors the wrong colour?"

We will be adding updates as the weeks go by and we are already looking forward to the big ‘Re-Opening Party’.