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January 2021

Due to national restrictions, you’ll not be surprised to hear that work on the railway has stopped. One of the LTMR volunteers passed by on his way to work one afternoon and we thought...

December 2020

With Lockdown 2 in force, no work took place on the railway in November. There were, however, a couple of weeks between lockdown 2 and the introduction of tier 4 during which a limited...

October 2020

October began with the continuation of the work from September. The broken fence post was finally removed and a new one was carefully set into place. The carriage brakes were adjusted to ensure sufficient...

September 2020

After 10 intense days of running, the track has settled and problem spots have begun to appear. We began our works by sorting out a large dip that ran into a small hump. This...

August 2020 (Updated 14/09/2020)

August started with various maintenance days, consisting of light track work, rolling stock maintenance and fence cleaning. Amongst all of this, some modifications were made to the carriage shed internal layout to provide more...

July 2020

After discussions with the museum, submission of a detailed risk assessment and a look at the latest guidance, we are able to resume maintenance activities on the LTMR once again (with measures in place...

June 2020 Update

The railway has lain dormant for a few months now and it’s interesting to see how quickly nature can take over. The museum are discussing the next steps towards opening. Plans are often changing...

LTMR Signalling

During our period of closure, we’re still busy working away in the background. Our Signalling Engineer, Andrew, has put together a comprehensive guide to signalling on the LTMR and how signalling works. It’s a...

March 2020

NB: This update has been written towards the end of March 2020. With the developing situation regarding Coronavirus, the team were acutely aware this could potentially be the last get together for a while....

February 2020

February was an interesting month with storms most weekends. Luckily these didn’t fall on our working weekends, although our fences were blown over. Inspections revealed very little damage was done. The ticket office received...