WRHA and BURCo wish all our volunteers, members, friends and supporters a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year, and we hope to see as many of you as possible at Whitrope 2013.
New Purchase, 24/12/12
We’ve just bought a new turnout (or set of points) from the South Devon Railway. These will be placed back to back with our existing points to form a crossover, giving access from the run-round loop/ headshunt into our new stock siding, and will be used to shunt our rolling stock collection off the main running line.
Extra Track Weekend
We mentioned last month that we needed a further 50 sleepers to finish the stock siding and the first length of the run- round loop. I’m pleased to say that these are now on site, and indeed installed in the track, thanks to the opportunity to piggy-back a load of bullhead rail heading to the Aln Valley Railway at Alnwick. These are brand new pressure- creosoted softwood sleepers and were bought at a good price from our regular supplier. To avoid the risk of theft, the sleepers have already been drilled since arriving on site, had baseplates attached and are clipped- up to the rail.
This work was achieved on Saturday 1st/ Sunday 2nd December, a rather cold weekend with a good dusting of snow on the ground and some icy conditions around. Thanks to all our volunteers who turned out on this additional work weekend: a lot was achieved giving us a head start for next year, but I think the high productivity rate was more about keeping warm than dedication to the cause!!
Thanks to everybody who has contributed towards the sleeper funds…….