News update 19/02/21

This week has been spent doing some preparations for the crowd funding campaign for our new museum building. We have been working with Rob Grange (here is his website) with the view of creating some videos for the campaign and for some of the displays for the new building too.


With a dry day on Wednesday it was decided to do some track maintenance. The annual fishplate greasing has begun. This is an aspect of running a railway that most visitors don't notice. 6 pairs of fishplates completed - quite a lot more to go!


In amongst all of this the mechanical hacksaw in the Engine Shed has been doing some sterling work. Last year there were a number of enquiies for short pieces of rail for door stops, anvils or just the novelty factor! Thus there is now a pile of short lengths (about 8 inches) ready for sale. If anyone would like to buy one do get in touch - details just on the left.




News update - 12/02/21

It has been another cold week!


We have kept warm by cutting back some vegetation and trees near the base of the incline. It doesn't take long for them to grow and take over. Improvements have been made to the visibility on the access road. We did have a bonfire so things warmed up in the end.


A number of possible funding sources have been identified for the new museum project and there should be more information on this next week (fingers crossed!)


Things have been quiet on the railway but in the background much work is being done on the paperwork. 


The Museum has recently become a member of the Museums Association. It is hoped that this will provide some useful opportunities in the near future. For more information on the work of the Museums Association please click here.


There will be some pictures uploaded soon.



News update - 05/02/21

As promised, here is the first of our weekly updates.


The weather this week has been pretty mixed with plenty of wind rain and snow. The Clayton battery electric loco near the Underground Experience and the Priestman Cub crane looked a little chilly! 


Activity has mainly taken place in the office, namely updating and improving aspects of the website. We have also been looking at funding options for our new Museum building project. 


In the workshop, 'Sir Tom' has received a clean on hearing of the passing of Capt. Sir Tom Moore. We send our thoughts and best wishes  to his family at this time.


Not much physical activity this week but the writer has still managed to get grubby!



We are starting a weekly news update to keep you informed of what has been going on. The first news update will be put here on Friday 5th of February