The ladies enjoy the trip on the light rail near Grantham


The Women’s Royal Army Corps (WRAC) visited the Ropsley Heath Light Railway for a social gathering last week.

The group of 16 arrived at the railroad tracks on the afternoon of Friday October 8 and spent a few hours in the sun.

The Ropsley Heath Light Railway is a small private narrow gauge railway located at Grange Farm near Ropsley.

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Robert Holland, owner of the railway, said: “They got on the steam locomotive and then a diesel locomotive and talked about how they were built and operated. “

Visitors also saw the small garden railway at the site.

It was the first time that WRAC visited the site.

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One of the visitors had made a stuffed dog dressed as a railway porter with a flag for Robert as a thank you for the day.

During their visit, WRAC also made a donation to Tri4Vi, a charity created to give visually impaired people a chance to try running, swimming and cycling on an individual basis.

This is a charity that the rail team regularly supports because one of their volunteers, Paul Davidson, is a marathon runner who runs with visually impaired people.

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The funds donated will go to a tandem that will also help them ride their bikes.


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