October Run 2015
Sunday 12th of October Club Run.
We all met in the car park of the The Boathouse, Loch Leven at 10.00am for our breakfast, which was excellent, before our outing. The turnout was fantastic with fourteen cars present. There was a lonely Saab and a Volvo but the rest ranged from a TR2 to a TR7 V8. Members travelled from the Clyde Valley Group, Tayforth Group and Edinburgh to support our last event of the season. The weather was with us and it was a perfect autumn day for a run – bright, warm and dry with superb autumn colours in the trees.
Once the usual car talk and the standard banter finished, we are ready for the off, driving to the historic village Culross on a series of back roads. These were extremely well suited to the classic sports cars providing, hills, tight turns and great views with the added bonus of seeing a line of TRs ahead and behind you on the road. A great site for any car enthusiast.
Once in Culross it was fascinating to get a detailed history of the village and its buildings from the ever knowledgeable Ken and Edith. It is a beautiful place to have a walk about and visit the NTS properties there. Once our historic knowledge was topped up it was time to make a move to the Bo`ness Railway.
After a short drive over the Kincardine Bridge we arrived at the Railway Museum and were given our own spot in the car park. The first stop was the Cafe for our well earned lunch break. Next we met our tour guide and were given high visibility vests to wear for our tour round the workshops. We even met one of the smallest volunteers at the workshop door, a mouse. Once in the workshops it was just amazing to see the size of these dismantled steam engines in their various stages of repair and the equipment used for their repair. When it was time to go, we made our way to our reserved compartment on the steam train. Once settled we travelled the length of the railway appreciating the amazing views of the Firth of Forth and listening to the relaxing sound of a steam engine powering us along. Before we left many took the opportunity to revisit the Museum and the Model Railway exhibits.
A big thank you to Jim Hendry, for organising such a great event, to finish the year off.