March 2019 – AGM and a new arrival

March saw the start of the new running season at SDLR, along with the Annual General Meeting on 23rd March, during which all statutory business was transacted with the adoption of the Directors’ Report, the annual accounts and a resolution to dispence with a formal audit. The Treasurer reported a very successful year with a healthy balance sheet and the Chairman was able to comment on another year of healthy traffic and good special events.

Elected to the Board were Crispin White and Julian Chivers, who take the place of Peter Taylor and Alan Jackson. A big thank you is expressed to both gentlemen that have served for a number of years on the Board of Directors.

During the AGM, the Steam Guage Trophy was presented to Herbie Greasley, recognising all of the hard work that Herbie puts in to the railway. Almost every weekend you can find Herbie at the railway, either performing his rostered duty, or more than likely, filling in for someone to cover their shift. It is very much appreciated, along with all of our other volunteers hard work.

Also in March we saw the arrival of “Agapanthus”, a locomotive owned by Alan Eatwell. Agapanthus was purchased as part of the auction of Lord Braybrooke’s locomotives from Audley End. She needs a bit of work completing, but that is well under way and we hope to see her running on the railway very soon. More information can be found in our Locomotives section of the website, where an image gallery will be created when we have some photos of her in action.

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