Category: Work Party

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....

January 2020

January was a busy month for our volunteers. During our December event, it was found that our mess room roof was leaking. January’s job was to replace the felt before too much damage was...

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 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...

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...

April 2019 Work Party

Preparations were made for the open weekend at the end of the month, along with the grand unveiling of our brand new coaches. These are unlikely to be commissioned in time for the open...

March 2019 Work Party

With track work up to date for the moment, March’s work party focused on the fitting out of our new carriage sheds. Here is a selection of images from the installation.