Regrettably, the Trust cannot open Steamworks to the public yet as social distancing rules for rides etc cannot be met at present. HOWEVER, the Blyth Road site is open to volunteers from June 1st, by arrangement, so that we can
We have not been able to open but it helps us if we can sell you stuff. Here is a sample of stock in the Online Shop. Books, postcards, fridge magnets, mugs. You can order any of it on this
Thanks to Oliver there has been a lot of tidying up, ground levelling and planting going on at Blyth Road. We cannot open the site to volunteers yet but someone entirely on their own down there exercising in this way
To cheer ourselves up a bit while we are incarcerated by the lockdown, here are some photographs of Stewart Green’s incredible, award-winning model of Southwold Station, circa 1922. Thanks to the generosity of two trustees, the Trust is buying this
Well, much seems to have occurred since the previous blog. There we were planning an opening at Easter and then the sky falls in. But we must keep calm and carry on – indoors. One of us is self-isolating down
A sign of spring at Steamworks! Toby hard at work on the upgrading often BVLR track. Some groundwater drainage was installed last Wednesday so hopefully this will deal with the flooding there. Well, it was the wettest February on record.
This first class carriage is not living up to its name yet – but watch this space. But great things are happening in the guard/third class compartment thanks to Toby and Peter. The whole carriage is fully glazed now and
Latest photograph from the Darlington workshop of North Bay Engineering showing wheels attached to the frames on Blyth now Good to see some paint going on. John Bennett 7.3.20
A busy day for the volunteers at Steamworks this Saturday. Pippa planting a dogwood at the back of the site. Thanks to those who have donated trees. We cannot have too many! Rabbit proof chicken wire is an essential down
Our builders have completed their contract for the Engine Shed Phase 2 – before Easter as promised. We will fit the main doors and the vent above. That is going to be the new metal-working shop on the photo below.