Robin Vintner’s photo of today’s amazing rainbow at Steamworks. John Bennett 30.11.19
The latest photos from the NorthBay workshop kindly sent through by David Humphreys who notes the following: The first cylinder is almost to size. The second one will be completed in the next week or so, then they are both going
Here is a picture taken in one of the two 10 foot first class carriages of the Manx carriage. Note the new glass and the diagonal floor boarding. John and Bob have just fitted this rather splendid level crossing
Latest exciting photographs from the North Bay Engineering workshop showing axle boxes in process of being fitted to the “Blyth” frames. Upside down of course. The work looks typically first rate. Must get up to Darlington again soon.
We should have had menu details in the last Newsletter about the Annual Lunch, and our attempt to email all members has failed for some reason. So here it is now. If you want to come call me on 01502
Great to celebrate John Barber’s birthday. What looks like a model of the BVLR shed is actually a birthday cake made by John himself. The train whizzed round during his birthday party in the Station Cafe at Blyth Road.
JUST TO ADVERTISE THIS FOR NEXT SATURDAY. THE SOUTHWOLD RAILWAY STEAMWORKS SITE WILL BE OPEN AND THERE WILL BE RIDES ON THE BVLR AND AFTERNOON TEA AT 3PM IN THE STATION CAFE (FREE FOR MEMBERS} John Bennett 17.9.19
It is the last day of the Summer Open Day season but work carries on at the Steamworks site. That is Bob and John refurbishing a large wooden “level crossing” gate we were given that will provide access to the
A new blog at last – sorry, it has been very busy here. We have had over 2,500 visitors to Steamworks so far this summer and sold over 1,000 tickets for the BVLR. That is Oliver painting up the strap
Delighted to see this new sign for the Egg and Shovel Cafe down at Steamworks on Wednesday. It was created by our member Fred Vintner. There is no limit to the talents of SR Trust members! I should have created