Easter at the Leighton Buzzard Railway saw record breaking numbers on both Easter Sunday and Monday. Full trains of families made the three-mile steam hauled journey to Stonehenge to search for Easter Eggs around the museum site. A two-train service saw the regular Andrew Barclay locomotive Doll working alongside the restored First World War Baldwin locomotive 778.
New this year was a competition for homemade Easter bonnets and special large Easter eggs were won by several children for their handicrafts.
As for the last few years, everyone was welcomed at Page’s Park Station by the biggest Easter Bunny in Bedfordshire, who handed out all winners’ prizes.
All eyes are now on the Teddy Bear’s Picnic event planned for the first May Bank Holiday. The will be followed by the return of the Gin & Whisky Festival on Sunday 7 May, the visit of Bluey on Sunday 28 May, and many more special events throughout the year.
Full details of the railway’s operating days, the timetable, and special events can be found at www.buzzrail.uk.