I take my hat off to the volunteers who give up so much of their time to keep restored railways like this going. It may not at present have a long- distance track or first-class facilities but it is real, and a brilliant reminder of days gone by.
The staff were all very friendly and, in many cases, immaculately uniformed.
Our only slight disappointments were that both the museum and the loco shed were closed on our visit, without even any signs up to that effect. The museum only seemed to be having a bit of a re-arrangement - couldn't it have been kept open bearing in mind we and presumably others had come a long way for a one-off visit? Also some of the refreshment prices seemed a bit steep (e.g. £2 for a small bottle of J2O). But I suppose that should just be looked on as an additional donation to the cost of restoration work and ongoing upkeep.
But overall, a very enjoyable couple of hours - and wouldn't it be great to see the railway restored all the way to Cricklade and to Swindon? There's an absolutely huge housing development nearby that would surely make if viable, and ease commuter traffic on the roads.
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