2020 Running Sessions

Puffing Park Closure and Suspension of Running Sessions

It will come as no surprise to members that we have had to close the Puffing Park until further notice. Under the Government’s Covid-19 virus precautions it is not possible to continue running locos because of restrictions on unnecessary travel and the difficulty of maintaining social distancing and safe running.
The safety of our members and the public is paramount and will keep the situation under review. Only when it is safe and legal will we resume these club activities. When that happens we will of course let members know.  Thank you for your understanding.
Roger Stephen 26th March 2020

2020 Club Running Sessions at the Puffing Park

Club running sessions at the Puffing Park are normally scheduled for the Sunday morning following club nights at 10:00am and for the Wednesday afternoon two weeks after club nights at 1:00pm. They are subject to weather and to Society participation in other events which will take priority.

The 2020 season will start in April although there may be sessions in March subject to the weather, ground conditions and members’ wishes. There will have to be grounds and track maintenance working parties at the Puffing Park before running sessions can begin.

The following dates are scheduled for 2020:

APRIL – Sunday 12th and Wednesday 22nd

MAY – Sunday 17th and Wednesday 27th

JUNE – Sunday 14th and Wednesday 24th

JULY – Sunday 12th and Wednesday 22nd

AUGUST – Sunday 16th and Wednesday 26th

SEPTEMBER – Sunday 13th and Wednesday 23rd

OCTOBER – Sunday 18th and Wednesday 25th

Roger Stephen will endeavour to send out an email to those members who are on his Puffing Group list in advance of scheduled running sessions. If you wish to be added to that list please let Roger know. Subject to serviceability the club steam loco ‘Polly’ and the club electric loco should be available for members’ use at club running sessions. Running may be possible from November to March but weather and ground conditions generally conspire against it.