27th, 28th October 2018

Brrr. We’ve had a touch of the white stuff this weekend, although nothing has settled (unlike elsewhere on the Moors).
Following the clearing out of 1111, it’s been time to refill it! All the spares for both 1111 and 945 (the other coach stored at Levisham) have been removed from our stores wagons and laid out for review. This includes several doors and sections of side framing, recovered from a coach from Sandsend over 20 years ago to provide spares for 1111. A group of LNERCA and NERCG members came here this morning to decide what they wanted and what could be disposed of. All the good stores have been placed into the respective coaches ready for when they leave us this winter.
The clearing of the spares has allowed us to tidy up two of our open wagons and consolidate some of the stores within. A good sweep up of old dead flies, dust, dirt, rust, etc., filled half a wheelie bin with rubbish!
Our softwood storage van has had a really good tidy up, with new shelves fitted to hold long lengths and off cuts, allowing other lengths to be stored vertically underneath them. More shelving will follow. In the CCT the north end doors have had Kingspan insulation fitted, helping to keep the vehicle warmer and keep out the drafts. In the new paint shop van, the paint has been sorted out and all the ephemera tidied up.
Around the Station, the General Room and Weighbridge have been decorated for Halloween. The downpipe drain behind the Booking Office, which was blocked with leaves and mud, has been cleaned out (a rather mucky job!). Nearby, a start has been made clearing the ziggurat garden of woody plants and weeds.
Weighbridge Teas had a quieter weekend compared to last. Its their final opening of the season next weekend so come and give them a really good send off!

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