Local group enjoys ruby anniversary

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A GROUP of Angus railway enthusiasts celebrated the 40th anniversary of their society at the weekend.

On Sunday, 18 members of the Angus Railway Group paid a special guided visit to the Carnoustie Signal Box.

Network Rail manager Malcolm Scobie took small groups around the signal box and were shown its inner workings.

They were told that the Carnoustie Signal Box controlled the rail between Easthaven and Broughty Ferry and were shown the procedures.

Members discussed training, working conditions, skills and key responsibilities of the signalman.

The group then repaired to The Station Hotel where they enjoyed a traditional lunch amongst the various pieces of rail memorabilia on show.

Chairman of the Angus Railway Group John Anderson outlined the history of the group and their many activities, from publishing booklets to organising trips on steam trains and their charity work.

A toast was also made to the founding members, one of whom, John Cumming, was in attendance.