Discussion in 'Heritage railways & Centres in the Uk' started by Sheff, Dec 6, 2013.
I know just what you mean about Mayo......
.... and about the CVR!
I'm thinking of paying my first visit to the Churnet Valley for the wartime W/E. Is there any sign of a timetable yet, and does anyone know if they will be running trains on the Branch during the event?
Cheers, though not sure I can go and congratulate the tea girls for not smothering sandwiches in mayo. That maybe one compliment too far...
On the steam loco front 5197 will be running for Santas, 68030 is hoped to be ready for Easter and 6046 returns in January. Having 4x Home locos will be a novelty!
As the event organiser, it will be the YELLOW 2x train service but the afternoon will be altered slightly to accommodate the Battle Recreation (locos in use 2944 and 33102). I'm just waiting for their H&S Officer to get back to me so I know what is fully required (he should of been down this morning). There will also be an evening service on Saturday, £6 all evening rover (valid from 6pm).
Not in my book, Lil Bear!
Details now available online
Photo's from the 2nd & 3rd October now online at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/frank47524/albums/72157671349404973
Lots of work taking place in the Churnet Valley at the moment.
Reballasting between Podmore and Froghall
Lineside tree clearance between Consall and Cheddleton
Getting S160 5197 back into steam - some way to go but looking good
And clearing up after the fire in the C&W works
First frosty day of the winter but bright and sunny. Moving ballast again - an over-rated task.
Head down, arse up - it's the p-way.
More heads down etc, , or even get down on your knees. The last two Pway days have seen us working on joints to improve the smoothness of the ride. Near Cheddleton Tunnel and between Chedd and Consall.
Getting track work done today between the Santa Specials was tricky at times but at least we had a train running so that we could see the effect our efforts had had on the track
A few snaps of today's Santa taking water at Ched ........
Am I seeing double ?
Had a spot of bother - sorted now
From the shots below it looks like there was not a lot of activity - working on the track at Chedd, we had to stop when the Santa Specials were passing.
And work bringing the progress on 5197 nearer completion
Of course, what looks like inactivity to the layman, could also be the result of the work being done in such an expert fashion that there was time to spare.....
Hang on a minute - "expert fashion" were you in the same place?
Yes I was, and it looked pretty expert to me......
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