No trains at the moment, but….
Although there are no trains running in January and maybe a restricted service in February, there is still plenty of activity at Chasewater Railway.
It seems that people are starting to find the Museum – even with no trains to attract visitors; there were still 96 people through the Museum on Sunday 23rd January.
The Permanent Way group are busy with maintenance work on the line – hard and heavy work, but it keeps them warm!
The Carriage & Wagon department have been very busy taking the Class 116TS carriage No. W59444 built in 1958, apart – the inside is to have a complete makeover – including re-upholstering the seats. Taking it apart went well and we have every confidence that it will go back together just as successfully!Now the ceiling’s gone!
New artefacts continue to arrive in the museum, including old coinage, old bottles (still with marbles in them!) and maybe later this week – another signal box nameboard!A nice perch – and some young ones!
The last of the fish have been taken from the reservoir so that the work on the dam can continue, and it is hoped that work will start putting the culvert through the railway causeway early in February.This pike looks in good nick!