Banbury Connections has been featured in the Railway Modeller for the third year in a row with a short article on Gosport Corporation Tramways being included in the March 2019 edition. This article follows the path of global tram acquisition and why a young Christopher embarked on such a journey despite the existence of the model railway. I hope it makes for an interesting read for you all.
In a recent landmark decision, Banbury Connections rescheduled its twice per week operating sessions in an attempt to maximise staff availability and minimise marital disharmony. After much debate, one of our young sharp minds, Lachlan McGuire, suggested that the operating times be switched whilst the days remain consistent. This is only the second major shift since the commencement of regular operating sessions on the modern day Banbury Connections. Interestingly, it reverts back to an operating time used for many years before the major expansion.
This still gives a daylight session for longer distance travellers and a night session for those unfortunate individuals that have other daytime commitments and possibly a life beyond toy trains. I wonder what that would feel like-more time for walking I suppose!
If this poses serious problems for any of our valued operators (which despite what you may think is all of you!) let me know immediately on the usual triplicate form written in blood. Alternative solutions can always be examined and indeed alternative sessions run as required!
Humble Head Ganger and sometimes operator!
The Chairman has always been keen to promote patronage on BC and has purchased a nice array of baggage carts and passengers at the newsagents. Unfortunately, poor operating practices make fatalities on the layout an ever present threat and he has prepared for that too at one of our church yards!
To celebrate 30 years of the Class 91 locomotives used on the East Coast Main Line, London and North Eastern Railway recently painted 91119 into its original Intercity Swallow Livery. I was fortunate enough to have arrived at King's Cross whilst it was on the opposite platform, making for an ideal photographic opportunity.
The following day I was lucky enough to spot a new liveried Class 800 Azuma at King's Cross on trial.
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