What fun we had on Sunday on the Halloween train, into our fifth year this train is getting even better, with lots fun and games the children who joined in all came in fancy dress and lots of the Adults joined in to!

The train was busy and buzzing with activity packs full of fun for the children, competitions to Name the ghost, Guess the weight of the pumpkin and how many jewels in the jar.  £210 was raised by the charity MND.

We've got some photos to share with you.

View the photos from our Halloween Train spooky success

There was a great turn out for the three Sea Shanty trains which ran on the 8th and 9th October from Manningtree to Harwich where the 11th International Sea Shanty Festival was being held.

Children and adults dressed as pirates and were entertained by sea shanty crews and pirates on their journey. Children received activity packs, or were able to enjoy pirate themed lucky dips and receive captain badges. There were prizes for guess the name of the parrot, how many gems in the jar and the best dressed pirates.

Families and children had a great time and joined in with the songs and activities on their train journey.

We had raffles on each train for the Motor Neuron Disease Association(MNDA) with Abellio Greater Anglia (AGA) providing first class tickets for a family of four to travel anywhere on AGA as the prize on each train.

We were proud to hold our annual Thank You event on 14 September 2016 at East Anglian Rail Museum at Chappel.  We've got some photos from the evening

Thank you event - 2016

The second year of our bucket and spade train was a great success with over 90 children joining the train from Colchester to Walton!  Lots of fun on the decorated train which left Colchester Station at 9.56am on Wednesday the 10th August. 

Bucket and Spade success

The train was buzzing with music and the Harwich theatre company who kept us entertained this year.  Children on board had chance to take part in guess how many gems in the jar and activity packs were given out.  The train was brightly decorated and passengers were uplifted with the unusual Saturday morning train journey.  

Another successful year, we'd like to thank Abellio Greater Anglia for supporting us.

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