The Eagle Lands! Here is the restored 7-ton 3 foot gauge Belgian tram being returned to Southwold from its previous location in Wenhaston. Well done to WaveTrade for an excellent and smooth transfer. That is not the final location but
A record 23 volunteers working here today. Bernie is labelling up Wagon 41, more fencing going in, work on the lake and the footpath continues. The carriage side, originally in the Southwold Railway Shop, and latterly in the Portakabin. has
Here is John Barber with his excellent weathervane to mark the entrance to the Blyth Road Site. The golden Sharpie catches the sun beautifully. And it works. This is the southern side of Southwold Station showing the platform canopy,
Laying the footpath to the Station alongside the BVLR. A good selection of hats! In the Station the stairs are going in and the roof is being finished off. Door frames and Boardroom window on site today. The south
This is the Board Room and Archive Space taking shape above the Station Cafe and Kitchen. Here are some of the splendid volunteers on the day we started to install the Lake (8th June) . Thanks to those who sent
It has been a busy month for the team at Steamworks. Here are some recent photos. Richard installing the metal protection strips along the high curved ends of the unusual SRy wagon. Brian and John H putting in fence posts.
Work is proceeding apace at Blyth Road with the Station end of the Engine Shed well under way and the first circuit of the Blyth Valley Light Railway nearing completion.
As Peter Cook and Dudley Moore used to sing at the end of their shows “Now is the time to say goodbye!” and post my final Blog contribution. I have enjoyed keeping everyone up-to-date with the activities of the Southwold
We’re normally a pretty hardy bunch here at Southwold, having soldiered on through heavy winter rain or when being pestered by clouds of midges in the hot summer months. [It’s amazing what the incentive of an al fresco barbecue will
As previously reported, the workforce now makes a point of meeting on the first Wednesday of each month at the Wenhaston café prior to adjourning to tackle jobs in Wenhaston, along the trackbed or at Bird’s Folly. The end of