Category: Work Party

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...

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...

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...