End of an era at the Tea room.
Sunday 4 November 2007 was the end of an era at Carrog station. Jeanette in the cafe, which she has run for the past 11 years since the line reopened in 1996, has stepped out into retirement.
To mark the occasion Carrog regulars gathered at 2pm on when a presentation was made to Jeanette in recognition of all the hours she has put in serving the public, the volunteers and the visitors who have made use of the station facilities. The many cards received from well wishers offered their best wishes for Jeanette's retirement and showed their appreciation of the cafe facilities and the service which has been provided by Jeanette and her band of helpers.
The cafe at Carrog has become well known both to the train travellers and the passing road traffic as a good place to stop a while in the middle of next-to-no-where; a delightful spot to which trains still run in time honoured fashion.
Since 1996 Carrog station has become known nationally, and even internationally, as a location where time stands still or perhaps has even gone backwards for a while.
I am sure we all look forward to the new staffing arrangements continuing the provision of refreshments at the end of the line.
Our thanks to both Martin and Jeanette for their forbearance with all that living on site brings. I am sure we all offer them both our best wishes for the future.
Words - George Jones
Jeanette and her staff in the cafe on New years day 1997