Look out for a Sand Train in the carnival procession!
Tomorrow, Saturday 14, look out for Leighton Buzzard Railway's entry into the Leighton-Linslade Carnival procession.
Volunteers will be displaying a real narrow gauge sand train, a train-type used to haul hundreds of thousands of tonnes from the local quarry years ago.
Now part of the Leighton Buzzard Railways working museum collection, the locomotive
and tipping trucks will be loaded on to a lorry, with some replica houses to illustrate the transition from quarrying to housing in recent years. It is being organised by our neighbours in the Sandhills estate, which is built on a former sand quarry.
The cut-out silhouette of a sand train, at the junction of Grovebury Road and Billington Road, is looking very colourful at the moment, with its floral display for the Anglia In Bloom competition.
It's a busy weekend for the narrow guage railway who also have a 'Take a Teddy for a Train Ride event on Sunday, July 15. 'Bear'-faced fun indeed!
The fun will take place at both ends of the line.
In these difficult times, parents will be pleased to hear that children who bring a teddy, and a full-fare grownup each, will travel free of charge on the railway.
Many other things are free too. Like teddy balloons, miniature train rides, and fun competitions. There will also be face painting, bear making, and teddy cakes and cookies on sale.
Steam trains will depart from Pages Park station every 50 minutes from 10.40am to 15.40, for a 70-minute round trip into the Bedfordshire countryside.
'Englands Friendly Little Line' indeed!
Posted on: 13/07/2012