The wheels have arrived! An historic moment in the North Bay workshop. It has been a long wait, for various reasons, but here they are at last. Looking forward to seeing them attached. And going round! Some improvements going on
Work on the Engine Shed Phase 2 continues. Scaffolding will go up shortly so that the roof trusses and roof can go on. Still on target for completion by Easter. Bob and John working on the old station waiting room
At the end of a very successful weekend here is everyone – hi-vizzed members of the Trust joining the 507 group for a group photograph next to the completed section of line. Note the turn-out. Below, John Barber’s flag and
A real milestone weekend for the Trust. With a little help from our friends – two dozen army reservists from STRE 507 – a lot (70m) of three foot gauge track, with two sets of points, has been installed over
Here we all are on the post Christmas Track Walk on the 28th December. Traditionally we pause at the “cattle creep” just before Walberswick Station for a group photo, which we did, and then, for a change, one at Walberswick
First of all to remind you that we have an Open Day at Steamworks in Blyth Road, Southwold from 10,30am to 4pm this coming Saturday 28th December, 2019. Entry is free but there are £2 rides on the miniature railway.
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.