Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Holiday Time Update

As several of us are or will be going on holiday this month, progress on the various jobs will no doubt be a little slower, but, nevertheless there is plenty going on. We had a 20 tonne delivery of ballast recently, so after a good shift last Saturday the first 2" (50mm) is laid about halfway round Stage Three (now to be called 'The Lake' section), and progress is being made on laying the track sections. Gardening is a never ending task at this time of year, necessary to keep our track grass and weed free, but also to keep the site looking smart, which we take a pride in doing, and although it may not be considered one of the 'glamour' jobs on the Railway, it's very satisfying to see the result when it has been done as we did today!

Our coach set No 1 has today been fitted with logo plates, (see heading photo),fabricated out of timber and paint by our ever resourceful CME, and I think you will agree the result is extremely smart!

More work is being done on Lucille to get her back into full working order, hopefully for the weekend when we may have a Birthday Party session to enjoy?

Grass cutting equipment in action
Grasscutting equipment having a rest!

Stage 3 tracklaying Gang (today!)

View towards Eastgate Sidings with first ballast layer down

All photos BM.