Sunday, 4 March 2012

Saturday 3rd March 2012

Sorry for the delay in posting  - I accidentally deleted a whole post on the last word - not something I will do twice! What a plonker!
The A Team Posing!
Not quite Spring yet, but some spring-like weather after the early showers. 10 Volunteers were on site today with a variety of tidying up jobs to be getting on with.

The main task of the day was to complete the 'finishing off' of the installation of the the wagon moved out of the goods shed and onto a grass area adjacent to the caravan club car park. This consisted  of ballesting up the the rail that the wagon is sitting on and placing top soil around the perimeter. It took four loads of old ballast from the main track bed and 2 tons of new ballast to complete the job. A dumper load of top soil was brought over to finish off.

The wagon is  a restored 4 plank London and South Western Railway  circa 1908. 

It belongs to John Randall, a long serving member of the GWSR, and a thoroughly nice chap. The Caravan Club are very supportive of our Group and. I would like to thank Lou for all his help.

In other areas today Marguerite was busy at the shed. Please come and support us!   Also John B made a new raised bed around the sign at the bottom of the drive. My efforts to help meant me largely getting in the way.

Dave Bowie is keen to get any reports of birds nesting in the boxes in the car park. He has put a sign up by the car park. Please let him know if you see any activity.

Thanks to Jim Hitchen for the photos - Jo is moonlighting on the K&ESR for 2 weeks!


Anonymous said...

I wonder how long it will be before it either disappears as a result of a visit by the scrap metal thieves or it gets vandalised.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts entirely, but you cannot let those sort of fears stop you from going ahead with worthwhile projects like this.

Perhaps, if it is practicable, a hidden video camera could be sited to deter the dross.