Normally I would not post something on an operating session. We used to do them often, but then, well, you know. The last operating session here with the regular operators was in February 2020. The Toronto area Covid numbers eased in the summer and I had two operating sessions – one in September and one on October. It was only with my pal Regan and me (in our operating heyday, we would have up to six of us working away).
I did try to operate solo a couple of times, but my layout was not built for that. It is meant to be shared. So today was special when Regan and I were ankle-deep in cinders once again. Over the Christmas holidays I spent time cleaning and fixing Fillmore and today it operated flawlessly. I wish I could say the same for me – very rusty. At least we I did not put one into the pit.
It was a great time; just like old times. Thanks for coming over Regan.
Here are some photos I took prior to the start of operations…
The operating scheme – the enginehouse black board. We start at 10AM, but there is action in the recent past with locomotives at various servicing points.
Happy New Year!