The Leiston Works Railway and Friends Of Leiston Railway Facebook pages are well worth a visit if you haven’t come across them, with the restoration of their LMS brake van (under the supervision of our own Roger Gregory) well under
Coastground of Yarmouth – a firm who have always been very supportive of the Trust – pulled out all the stops to gritblast and prime all the parts for SR open wagon 41’s underframe. This was a sizeable job, as
Regular Trust volunteers continue to brave the cold weather, and the unceasing demands to drink more tea and eat more cake. Richard, our guest blogger, has already described his dogged determination to release the control system – ultimately crowned with
As there’s so much to do, the Rolling Stock Group have started a second Saturday each month. On 24th, six regulars, fortified as always by hot drinks and cake, made considerable progress on the Motor Rail loco and Coach 7.
On a blustery but warm Monday December 22nd, the team arrived early and (after the usual compulsory teas) proceeded to make ready for the next stock move. James had done a series of ever-more-pessimistic method statements, each one starting: “And
On Saturday December 20th, a (for us) very large team efficiently carried out the first part of Big Shunt II. This was pretty well a repeat of Big Shunt I (bear with me), but faster, easier and more organised. Thanks
Almost the entire SRT Rolling Stock Group attended our workshop day on Saturday October 31st, in amazingly fine weather. The plan was to cut, drill and assemble three track panels of ex-Bressingham rail to allow a trial move of Coach
The Trust Rolling Stock team can turn their hands to most things. Bernie and Bob spent a day (extra to the schedule) completing the panelling on the Southwold end of Coach 7 – it will all have to come off
Until now, we have been planning to complete the Coach 7 body by doing the panelling in the ends last. Or, perhaps, we’ve been putting it off? Anyway, our feeling that it was not going to be a nice job
Saturday’s team worked on three projects – Van 40, Coach 7 and locomotive “Blyth”. All the timber drilling and rebating on the van underframe was completed, and the last section of coach ceiling (Southwold end) rubbed down, filled, and primed.