Closed now until Christmas - but the work goes on...

Wednesday, 16th November, 2016 - By Barbara Barnes

As always the railway is a hive of activity even when we are closed to the public – more of that below.  But to remind those of you who follow our website that our Santa Specials start on the 10th December and you can book to see Santa by emailing us at info@helstonrailway.co.uk or ringing us on 07901 977 597.  The elves are busy working away at getting us ready for your happy smiling faces again this year.

Back to the hive of activity – its been a busy few weeks.  Truthall renovations have been going strong – although getting the holes prepared for the platform uprights proved an uphill battle as the ground is full of shale.  Still we have managed to overcome that and the new platform uprights are in position and painted. 

 

A visit from Severn Valley Railway earlier this year gave rise to an opportunity of mutual benefit.  We had a store of metal sleepers that we really didn’t need but SVR did so we have swapped them for some concrete sleepers, which we do need.  Many thanks to our new friends at SVR for finding this opportunity for us; and to R R Transport from Redruth who looked after the transportation for us.

 

Whilst on the topic of stores and components, Network Rail have provided us with concrete and wooden sleepers from their local depot.  We are very grateful to them for helping us in this way – the heritage movement is a very strong one and needs support like this from our mainline railway.  We also need to thank Carn View Commercials who looked after the collection and delivery for us.

 

Finally for our members – there is a new newsletter on its way to you – we hope you enjoy reading it!  



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