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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 64 - Winter 1987 / 88

Bits & Pieces

A plinth has been constructed at the side of the up yard restoration building to take the Post Office car, which will be moved into position the next time a crane is on site.

Petrol Railcar No. 9040, the Mellishmobile, has been the centre of much activity and is starting to look really smart with new doors and new paintwork. The mechanical side of the machine is also being worked on.

The Membership Secretary asks all members to renew their membership at the first reminder and not the second or recorded delivery reminder, as this costs the Society a lot of money. Also do not forget that life membership is available and is very good value for money. The prices are £80 to existing shareholders or £100 to non-shareholders.

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre is getting quite a name for itself in the field of children's birthday parties. They consist of a guided tour of the Centre, train rides, a ride on VAMES, the chance to visit a loco footplate and blow the whistle - and, finally, a birthday tea, with presents for everyone. It is a very satisfying sight to see the children enjoying themselves. For the past three years, one person - Rebecca Bradbury - has organised all the parties practically sing]e-handed, with the exception of the food, and has done most of the guiding herself. Rebecca is badly in need of some help, otherwise the parties will have to be unguided next year. So how about it? Offers of help would be very welcome in order to maintain this very profitable service.

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1987 and so does not reflect events in the 27+ years since publication. The text and photographs are repeated verbatim from the original publication, with only a few minor grammar changes but some clarifying notes are added if deemed necessary. The photos from the original publication are provided as scans in this internet version of this long out of print publication.

Bits & Pieces - Quainton News No. 64 - Winter 1987 / 88

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