Summerfields Railway Charity Day

Cheque for the Keech Hospice

Summerfields Railway Charity Day By Tony Bullock Bank Holiday Monday, 28th May 2018 dawned bright and clear as club members prepared the locomotives, rolling stock and facilities for the Charity Day in aid of Keech Hospice Care. Keech erected a gazebo womanned by them with a tombola table and information about the charity. People began…

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Keech Hospice Day – 2018

Special Running In Aid of The Keech Special Running In Aid of The Keech. On Monday 28th May we will again be running our railways in support of the Keech Children’s Hospice, and we will be joined on site by representatives from the hospice. The day will offer all of our normal attractions, and if we…

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2018 – A Very Wet Start

By Tony Bullock The 2018 public running season of our railways opened at Easter with all lines operating. This year the weather was being uncooperative with it cool and cloudy on Easter Sunday and cool and very damp on Monday. After the overnight rain, staff arrived early on the Monday to find a torrent running…

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Santa Specials 2017

Visit with Father Christmas

By Tony Bullock Santa Specials 2017 Our Santa Specials this year proved popular and were fully booked by mid-October. The weather was kind to us and it was probably the warmest Santa Weekend we have experienced. A week later and the whole railway was under large quantities of snow so we got this right as…

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Hospice Day Update

Charity day cheque

Keech Hospice Day Update We would like to thank all our visitors who came and supported our Charity Day in aid of the Keech Hospice in Luton. All fares from the railway were donated to Keech and enabled our Chairman, Martin Cusden, to present them  a cheque for £1,117 which was gratefully received.

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Keech Hospice Day

Special Running In Aid of The Keech On Monday 29th May we will be running our railways in support of the Keech Children’s Hospice. We will be joined on site by representatives from Keech, along with our normal attractions, and are hoping for good weather and lots of visitors.  All monies from ticket sales on that…

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BMES Gala Weekend 2017

5 inch gauge steam trains

The Bedford Model Engineering Society are holding their Annual Gala at the Summerfields Miniature Railways. This year’s event will be held over the weekend of Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd September. As always we extend a cordial invitation to fellow enthusiasts from other clubs to join us for a weekend of miniature railway enjoyment. Following…

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5 Inch Gauge Railway Back In Action

5 inch gauge railway

The 5″ Returns to Haynes End Report By Tony Bullock On St. George’s Day 2017 a number of members gathered at the Winterfield end of our site to attend the opening of the 5″ gauge line which has been reinstated over the whole of the main line to and from Hammer Hill. This is the…

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2017 Season Begins

Steam trains 2017

Beginning of the 2017 Season By Tony Bullock Our Public Running programme for 2017 is now well under way. With the first day of the season being Mothers Day we did not expect too many people. However, with helpful weather we were soon busy greeting happy families to ride the rails. Running on a Wednesday…

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David Boyde – An Appreciation

David Boyde

David Boyde 1940 – 2016 By Dick Billington During his working life David was heavily involved in the Oil Industry and amongst his many pursuits he obtained his Private Pilot’s and Instructor’s Licence; he also had a deep love of steam locomotives. This unrequited love for steam meant that shortly after he retired David joined…

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