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Work in Progress: 24th November


Roadworks TriangleOdd jobs everywhere...

Nigel Thompson is back once more, and has sent us this selection of photos together with this week's report:

With the working weekend looming, some volunteers from far-flung parts of UK such as Wales, Lancaster and Surrey are already ‘down’ in advance of the work parties which will be clearing the L&B trackbed at Wistlandpound Cutting, between Bridges 53 and 54.

1. Volunteers collecting tools and equipment in preparation for the working weekend.

Meanwhile, other members of the Thursday gang undertook several other odd jobs around the various sites. More signalling construction work took place in the sheds. There was some tidying up at one of the other local sites, and lineside, more sleeper replacement took place.

2. Heavy rain earlier this week tested all the drains at Woody Bay. The Bloomfields, Dave and James (not related) cleaned out the silt and muck from the old goods yard parking area by the entrance gate.

3. In the shed, Ali Burgess keeping warm and dry by helping with the rubbing down of heritage carriage No.17 (First Class end).

4. Meanwhile, Barrie Cann was busy on the north (Welsh) side of the carriage whilst... 5. ... Jim Pounds continued the restoration and repaint around the Guards/Luggage Compartment (French) side.

6. The L&BR's loco fleet all "on shed" as at present trains only operate Tuesday mornings.

Words and pictures by Nigel Thompson

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