June 09 Open Day

A big thanks to all those that came.


The latch counter in the signal box clock 693 trains between 10am and 5pm.






One new addition to the fleet this year was a water wagon. Built up on one of our old unsprung chassis, it provided a steady supply of water tot he line.

Does watering the rail help -

Yes with out a doubt. Derailments and rail noise are reduced big time.

Two days before - we lifted a section of the track for maintenance. This part of track had been down for 10 years. It was laid on roofing felt which was breaking down. It was also pretty worn on the outer rail so we turned the rail..

The trench was deepend and lined with terram before sieving the ballast and replacing the track.


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