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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 16 - June 1973

Easter 1973 and the Cover Photograph

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J R Fairman - Steam Up!
P I Clarke - No. 3 in Service, 23rd April, 1973

The weather was very bad and the attendance figures were not as good as last year, which isn't surprising. We had about 8000 visitors who braved the elements and the one piece of good fortune was that we had arranged the DMU service from Aylesbury for the Bank Holiday Monday which turned out to be reasonable until the late afternoon. It is interesting to learn that 840 passengers came by our special train service and that, throughout the three Open Days we gave 3000 visitors the opportunity of travelling behind a steam locomotive.

Our cover picture shows the GW Pannier tank, 7715, and the new favourite, Coventry No.1, with full steam up for the business offered on Easter Sunday.

The response by members to volunteer to help was very good except for the job as car park attendant and our member on this duty was nearly inundated by the mass arrival of cars on Easter Monday.

The White Elephant stall was the best ever and its proceeds were nearly £40, thanks again to Mr. and Mrs. Brocklehurst and to members for their gifts.

No. 3, pictured above also had a day of activity on trains for our visitors on the Monday.

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1973 and so does not reflect events in the 40+ 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.

Easter 1973 and the Cover Photograph - Quainton News No. 16 - June 1973

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