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Churnet Valley Railway General Discussion

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Sheff, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. lil Bear

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    Another roasting day in the Churnet Valley. This time with a crew of four managing our social distancing without any problems. Completed the first phase of regrowth clearance just above Iron Bridge so that there are now reasonable photographic options from the canal towpath

    Despite it being hot the vegetation on the lineside is very green and lush so the risks associated with a bonfire were considered very small. Had it been more of a heathland with dry grass or bracken the fire would not have happened.
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    Pictures of TSO E3809 restoration shown on NSRC page. Work has been completed with significant assistance our friends from Batt Holden Ltd.
    As stated, plan is to have the vehicle ready for Borders Explorers specials on 7/8 November.
    Appeal to cover purchase and transport still open >> https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/appeal/cvr_coaches <<
     
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    A little bit of tree removal today on the Ipstones Branch. This one has been overhanging the line for a bit but has become more obvious since the flailing carried out earlier in the year. Social distancing managed relatively easily, given that we were only a team of three, but full protective clothing was being modelled.
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    Call for interest.

    In restoring our rake of Mk1s, we are in need of further door skins for a number of doors. After discussing with another group we have found them to be in the same boat, but even with a combined order the outlay has not yet been justifiable.

    Is there any other groups out there, who would be interested in making a joint order for these skins in an attempt to try and make this more cost effective for all concerned? If so could you please direct an expression of interest to <jon.kerr @ churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk> with a rough idea of quantity required, and we will get back to you if sufficient interest is generated.
     
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    You might want to check with the GWSR, the are always restoring Mk 1's.

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    And our budget is presently "toast"! I shall forward it on nevertheless, but I doubt you'll get a positive response from us this side of 2021.
     
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    First bit of proper work today for OAPWay with our maximum allowed group of 6, socially distancing of course. Last year when the canal overflowed and washed away a section of track the rebuilt section had steeply sloping ballast shoulders and some had started to slip away. Todays task was to stabilise. Sleeper sections and iron stakes at the ready -
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