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Mountsorrel Heritage Centre

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Johann Marsbar, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. Johann Marsbar

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    Apparently some very limited work has been taking place recently e.g. New display boards for the Rail Museum, but, obviously, revised working methods will have to be considered for more labour intensive work - such as rebuilding/extending trackwork - what was the main task there prior to "Lockdown".
     
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    The other point is now completed........
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    And there is an extended siding for stock storage where the cars are parked....

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    This extended siding has now been buried to top of rail level.
    Above two photos courtesy of Steve Cramp.

    The site is hoping to reopen by mid July, and there could well be another steam loco on display in the museum building by then (and not one from Snibston...)!!
     
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    This was posted on their FB page today:-

    Since the government released the guidelines for the hospitality industry to reopen last week, our volunteers have been working flat out to put everything needed into place and we were tentatively hoping to be ready to reopen next week. The new lockdown in the city of Leicester only extends as far as Birstall, so doesn’t affect us. It does worry us though as the cost of reopening the site, restocking Granite’s, etc is huge. The financial risk if we were to then have to close again a few days later would be difficult to bounce back from. We are therefore tentatively now looking at a revised date of Monday July 13th. We’ll post again as we get nearer to that date.
    We haven’t been sitting with our feet up during lockdown! A huge amount of work has been going on at the site to make it even better for your return! More details on that to follow as we get nearer to reopening.
     
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