When I was out before Bank Holiday weekend at the end of August I went into Eye library to look at the events pages in The East Anglian Daily Times to find out what was on and spotted this.
The Middy or Mid Suffolk Light Railway is the heritage railway museum across the fields and Colin
liked to walk there when he was still well enough and use our local residents free pass.
I had sorted some more of Colin's old railway books into a bag so took them for their secondhand book shelves. I'm always a bit disappointed when I've been to the railway, there's never as much happening as they advertise ..........or maybe you have to be an extra super-fan of railways to spend more than an hour there........... It was mainly old men standing around! Of course It's wrong to compare it to all the big Heritage Steam railways in other parts of the country - it's not been going so long, hasn't much space to expand and anyway it never was a big railway, never completed, always in debt and closed in 1952 long before Mr Beeching did his big railway closures.
So just a few photos of my hour there and then I came home for lunch.
Steam Traction engines as an extra attraction for their final weekend of the season.
Little and Large!
They are closed now except for the Santa Specials and next time I go there it will be for their WWII weekend next year.