Sunday morning began at 7.30am with a photo session - early in the morning so we could let folks get pictures without crowds and create some unique photo opportunities. 60163 stands on the sidings alongside the former banana warehouse in what is becoming a classic Shildon location.
We then lined up the J72 to meet the A1...
And the visitors began to arrive about 9.30 when the J72 moved over to start the passenger service
During the afternoon, Alan Middleton and Tim Owen of the Furness Railway Trust got short of supplies, so went shopping by train and are seen departing from the Goods shed with their Co-op bags!
At the end of the afternoon before the A1 did some demonstration runs, we lined up the oldest and newest working standard gauge steam locos in the world on Locomotion's sidings - a first for both engines.
The general scene across the museum apron during the Monday afternoon - the sun finally came out after a downpour at lunch time.
I was fortunate enough to be rostered fireman for the A1 during Monday afternoon, this is the view from the footplate as we moved off the apron and on to the sidings. How many people?
Then we disposed of the locos and went home and collapsed! A fantastic weekend and thanks to all concerned who helped in any way.