Category: 2019

November 2019 work party

The weather was with the team today, as a manner of tidy up jobs were done. The ground was sodden but there was a mass leaf clearance (there really were leaves on the line…...

October 2019 Update

Our team of volunteers continued maintenance on the railway in the rain. This time the work included the installation of insulation to the carriage shed to help protect our rolling stock and a start...

September 2019 Open Weekend

Thanks for visiting us for the September open weekend! It was a challenging weekend but we still managed to run a good service, carrying 1705 passengers. We welcomed back our Sarah Siddons Locomotive after...

September 2019 work party

As we ready ourselves for the September open weekend, work was undertaken to ready our most popular loco, Sarah Siddons for running. Andrew Janes explains. Sarahs ‘A’ motor worked but the pinion gear detached...

Levelling track at WH

July 2019 Update

After recovering from the open weekend, volunteers met at the end of July to continue with maintenance. Track work involved removing some twist from the track at Wesleys’ Halt and fixing the track movement...

Scamp at Deot Approach

July 2019 Depot Open Weekend

The railway was open during the depots ‘Family Fun’ open weekend on 13th & 14th July 2019. This time we had a newly built Scamp locomotive running alongside our two Met Vic locos (just...

June 2019 Work Party

June saw a lot of progress on the railway. The crossing panel was lifted and its rotten sleepers replaced with new ones which provide the correct cant for the area. For now, it is...

May 2019 Update

May’s work consisted of less visible but highly important tasks. Following on from a few ballast problems during the open weekend, the ballast level in the station has been reduced slightly to prevent the...