In addition to trains running over the
full length of the line there was a shuttle sevice operating between
Lakeside and Kingsway.
This consisted of two open carriages "top and tailed" by "Smokey Joe"
The shuttle service returning to Lakeside
with "Effie" leading.
It was very comfortable sitting at that
spot so I waited for the next train hauled by "Sian".
The paintwork on "Sian" is absolutely
A nice touch at this gala was the locos
waiting their turn on the trains being on public display at Lakeside.
A member of staff is asking people to stand clear whilst "Sian" comes in
to the station.
"Sian" glides into Lakeside station to
wait her next turn of duty.
"Effie" brings a packed shuttle service
in from Kingsway station.
"Majestic" steam power on display.
"Katie" leaves Lakeside station and
crosses Meridian Road on her way to North Sea Lane.
"Katie" now seen returning from North Sea
Lane and crossing Meridian Road near the chalets. (there are two
crossings on this road).
04 6284 climbs up to North Sea Lane Loop.
The signpost is at the point where the Greenwich Meridian Line crosses
"Sian" at North Sea Lane station with
views over the salt marsh to the sands and sea.