A great contingent of Volunteers today - all wound up and ready to go!
After a good deal of umming and ahhhing on my part Mike and Graham set to on painting the white line on the platform edge. I needn't have worried - what a fine job they made of it.
To finish, well almost finished - the paint tin ran dry after 45 slabs, but it looks magnificent!
The laborious work of cement block retrieval from a redundant side drain continued (Ron, Andy and Rod in command) and the rescued blocks were built into the renovated centre drain by Ray and Clive. The picture says it all in terms of the care taken!
Peter and Terry continued with their labour of love renovating and commissioning a line-side electrical cabinet. work continues, but there is a great deal of satisfaction to be gained by an accurate restoration.
Last but not least Tom spent his day burning off the old paint from the lamp hut number one. Not a glamorous job but as Tom wisely said its a job that needs doing!
The words above only go a small way to saying what great contribution everyone made, but the most important words that came back to me was whilst everyone was having an end of day cuppa, that they had all enjoyed their day. Music to my ears!
As an aside I had to go on a trip via Bristol Temple Meads and spotted the Tornado parked up in a siding. I must say it looked rather grubby and forlorn, flanked by a battered old coach at one end and a modern day waggon at the other. it smacked a bit of the 60's and Woodham's. On a brighter note there was a rake of the Torbay express chocolate and creams in TM. The end coach was particularly a smart a fair and woul look well parked up in Broadway! what can anyone tell me about this make and model?