Great to celebrate John Barber’s birthday. What looks like a model of the BVLR shed is actually a birthday cake made by John himself. The train whizzed round during his birthday party in the Station Cafe at Blyth Road.
JUST TO ADVERTISE THIS FOR NEXT SATURDAY. THE SOUTHWOLD RAILWAY STEAMWORKS SITE WILL BE OPEN AND THERE WILL BE RIDES ON THE BVLR AND AFTERNOON TEA AT 3PM IN THE STATION CAFE (FREE FOR MEMBERS} John Bennett 17.9.19
It is the last day of the Summer Open Day season but work carries on at the Steamworks site. That is Bob and John refurbishing a large wooden “level crossing” gate we were given that will provide access to the
A new blog at last – sorry, it has been very busy here. We have had over 2,500 visitors to Steamworks so far this summer and sold over 1,000 tickets for the BVLR. That is Oliver painting up the strap
Delighted to see this new sign for the Egg and Shovel Cafe down at Steamworks on Wednesday. It was created by our member Fred Vintner. There is no limit to the talents of SR Trust members! I should have created
EXTRA OPENING In view of the demand, we have decided to have Steamworks Open Days during the summer on Wednesdays as well as Saturdays at Blyth Road, Southwold. So until the end of August we shall be open from 10.30am
Over the hottest weekend ever (temperatures of up to quarante-deux!) Stephen Wiggs and I visited the Le Petit Anjou railway in the Loire Valley. This a is a one metre gauge line and a little of it remains at La
Some pictures of Scaldwell, our three foot gauge loco, showing some polished up components and the spectacular benefits of elbow grease. Comparison of after and before here. That is our Locomotive Engineer, Oliver Denham, working deep within.
Another great Open Day at Steamworks. This is Jack, visiting with his owner, impersonating the dog from the old His Master’s Voice advertisements (I think it was called Nipper). That is Oliver’s wind-up gramophone, of course, which is now a
What looks like a pile of rusty old steel is actually four very useful sets of points being delivered to Steamworks in Southwold, at the crack of dawn this morning. That’s Southwold Stationmaster Ian Overton above with the crane driver,