Earlier in the year Lady Angela was able to stretch her
legs and went to Totnes where she ran brake van trips for the children
(and grown ups) over the Day Out with Thomas weekend. The idea proved very
popular and 100's of children enjoyed the opportunity to ride in 'Toad'.
It was also a notable event in that Lady Angela became the first steam
engine to have been lit up and serviced at Totnes as she stayed two nights
at Totnes during the event.
Later in the year she found herself on another first.
This time the first time she had been used on a fare paying passenger train.
The occasion saw her hauling two auto coaches to Totnes and later in the
gala weekend in question one auto coach from Staverton to Totnes. This
was achieved with no problems and with no delay to following services!!
Well, done Lady A, you're a really useful engine!
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