One of the great things about getting involved with Community Rail is meeting some really interesting and nice folk. Most of the volunteers involved with their stations are dedicated to the communities as much as they might be interested in the railways – certainly not a load of train-spotters! One such group is at Irlam over in Lancashire – where the station building has been renovated into a super bistro/cafe with community meeting rooms. Loads of old railway pictures and bits ‘n pieces. A fascinating place with really nice dedicated staff and station volunteers superbly assisted by the Trustees and staff of the Hamilton Davies Trust. Well worth the visit – as some Mytholmroyd station volunteers did on November 3rd.