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.
Robert Holland, owner of the railway, said: âThey 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.
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.
The funds donated will go to a tandem that will also help them ride their bikes.