Industrial archaeology “on holiday” – and wagons and trackbed

Industrial archaeology “on holiday” – and wagons and trackbed

This month Trust volunteers are spending time at the Halesworth Millennium Green, working with the Green further to improve the presentation of the Southwold railway artefacts on the trackbed at Bird’s Folly. At the locomotive shed site, after strimming the

Summer Progress – at three places along the trackbed

Summer Progress – at three places along the trackbed

High summer in the Blyth Valley saw continuing large teams working for the Trust – plus some new volunteers. The weather has been very kind indeed, if a little too hot and muggy. At Blyford Lane, on the Wenhaston station

A fine spring day – and another productive one

A fine spring day – and another productive one

Today, after the now-obligatory coffee at the Community Café (in which we were almost the only customers), we made the usual split into workshop and trackbed. The former team completed the locomotive carrying device for the Blyth Valley Light Railway,

Our first “public-train-appropriate” rail, progress on the Heritage Train, a new 7¼” venture

Our first “public-train-appropriate” rail, progress on the Heritage Train, a new 7¼” venture

On Monday, our Chairman went on another odyssey in Barford’s Merc. Sprinter – this time to Swanscombe in Kent – to collect eleven 15-foot lengths of 35lb rail, and fittings. Getting the large vehicle into the drive, past cars parked