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Work in Progress: 1st June


Roadworks TriangleAnother warm day at Woody Bay!

Although Nigel Thompson has been very busy this week preparing for a cycling holiday, he still managed to provide us with this weeks WIP.

A busy half-term week with many visitors most days.

For the Thursday gang, today's project was some essential fencing work along the recently purchased trackbed at Rowley Moor. With the railway owned fields soon to be let out to local farmers for grazing, a new gate and some fencing was required to keep the stock away from venturing along a section of trackbed which includes a railway embankment with steep sides. Aided by the railway's excavator, the gand installed a gate across the trackbed then some wooden rails and stock-proof fence along the field edge.

1. Adjusting the alignment of the gate and post.

2. The gate now in place.

3. Constructing the wooden side rails.

4. Some very tidy new Fencing running down the field.

5. Smiles all around as the side rails are completed.

6. The finished project - gate and side rails looking good and sure to keep the sheep out!

A small set of photos and captions from Roger Bye

7. & 8. Who is this? Apparently there's been some comments about someone not being around to help the Thursday gang recently...well its........of course reporter Nigel Thompson busy cutting down some overgrowth in the way of this new fence.

9. & 10. Fitting the essential stock-proof fencing

11. meanwhile back at Woody Bay, ISAAC with Driver John Uphill and Fireman Dave Hallett, whilst Ali Burgess controls the flow of water.

12. Claire Jeans operating the miniature railway this week.

13. Irene Cross assists with the catering from the marquee today.

14. PILTON is now in black livery thanks to Jim Pounds and Barry Cann. Another job well done.

15. Guard Bob Ayres checks passengers tickets.

16. Dick Gunn adjusts new counterbalance weights on the signals being made in advance of the railways future plans, whilst .....

17. .....Don Newnam busy freeing up some refurbished levers for another restored lever frame.

18. Finally, a glimpse of what passengers will see from the window of a train between Blackmoor and Woody Bay.

Words and photos by Nigel Thompson apart from 7. - 10. which came from Roger Bye.

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