Sunday, 24 August 2008

Playing trains

The service this morning was at Cheddington. Numbers were lower than the previous weeks owing to the number of people away for Bank Holiday, but most seemed to have enjoyed the experience of moving to different places throughout the month of August, meeting others and sharing fellowship with them.

Time out in the late afternoon for Vicky and me: we joined about 25 others to operate a giant train set. It filled an entire garden, complete with stations, communications, different types of freight and passenger trains and goods handling equipment.

Our hour's timetable seemed to stretch to 85 minutes as one passenger train failed somewhere down the line and was massively delayed. What's new? The whole enterprise is awesome, as the Americans would say - a real labour of love - and hopefully will have raised lots of money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

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