Monday, 20 December 2010

Seasonal Greetings

All of the 'Gang' at the Ashmanhaugh Light Railway would like to wish you and your families a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy and Healthy New Year.
Justify Full

We hope to see you in 2011 !

Monday, 6 December 2010

Winter Wonderland ?

As we shiver in this sudden wintry spell, which to be fair, has left us considerably better off than those in other parts of our country, we plod on with those jobs that the weather hasn't prevented us from doing ! We have taken in all the signals, locating them in their new home in the Laurel Sidings Running shed, (to give the shed its posh new name !) and we are in the process of replacing the spectacle glasses which have faded in the sunshine (remember that stuff?). Then, hopefully we will get an eager 'volunteer' (or two?) to repaint the posts so they are all spick and span for next year !.

Signals stored in their racks in the Laurel Sidings shed

Work is now progressing well with the new toilet and 'staff'' locker room areas with the new partitions up, and ceilings and doors being fitted. Soon be ready for the painters ! When this is done we are to redecorate the Clubroom which is now in need of a 'refresh'!

The two upper photos show the area opened up ready to form the new toilet
and locker room areas, with the lowest one showing the new partitions forming
the new toilet lobby area, looking towards the existing toilet door. The new staff
locker room door can be seen at the right hand side.
All Photos: Brian M

Even managed to find an hour to pick enough sloes to make some more lovely Sloe Gin, yummy !

We still have a long list of 'things' to do (where do they all come from?) which will keep us out of mischief over the coming months which will enable us, and you (!), to further enjoy our railway........

We are also looking forward to our annual Christmas meal at a local Hostelry next Friday evening. Christmas is rushing upon us at a very rapid pace !!!!!!! Hope you are not getting tooooooo stressed over the Christmas shopping !