Record highs on the MPLR….

October came in with the hottest temperatures so far this year!  Luckily this coincided with the last Open Day of the year and the MPLR was not only hot, hot, hot but busy, busy busy too! A fine number of locos came to visit and and sample the delights of the Essex countryside!  Of course being such a lovely day the Adderbolt Morris Men just had to have a little dance to celebrate!

And is that Mario’s Ices in the background there?  He made record sales of that lovely homemade ice-cream!

There was plenty of visitors to Moreton Mill, but looks like the heat was a little too much for these two ladies!  Perhaps they were just train spotting?

Meanwhile back at the station, you didn’t have to wait long before yet another visiting loco appeared…..

And at Lavender Hill Halt yet another visitor….

The most exciting find was a very quick glimpse of a diesel that has recently joined the MPLR stable, this ‘new’ loco has got quite a story to its arrival.  All will be revealed another time!

Finally, Queen was brought out for the day and took a majestic few turns round the reserve, full of passengers of course!


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