On the 18th and 19th August we held a successful open weekend to say our fairwells to our Peckett and Sons 0-4-0 saddle tank locomotive, Northern Gas Board no.1, before it heads down to the Cholsey and Wallingford Railway. We were pleased the Mayor of Darlington, Paul Baldwin, was able to attend on the second day. Below are some pictures of the event including the team form Cholsey and Wallingford Railway who came give it a test drive.

Mayor Paul Baldwin with the Peckett:
 left to right: DRPS chairman Barrie Lamb, Mayor of Darlington Paul Baldwin, DRPS CME Malcolm Simpson. in the cam DRPS Secretary Paul Bailey

The Mayor takes a ride:

The team from Cholsey and Wallingford Railway where the Peckett will be going:

Malcolm and two of the young members cleaning the locomotive:

Barrie Lamb waves the green flag:

The Peckett in steam:

One of our young members learning:

Steam and electric miniatures:

A visiting model railway: