30th May 2011

Well we’re back after our ‘inspection’ of the North Wales railways. We totalled 13 different railways, 6 different gauges and 41 different steam engines! Normal service at Levisham is now resumed.
In our absence Geoff has taken the refurbished flail mower for its first successful test run and Michael has finished painting the new barrel rack. Catch the train to Levisham on June 11th or 12th to see it (the barrel rack!) in use at 1960’s Weekend supplying local beers to the (hopefully) large audiences.
Our oldest LNER steel open has had its brake gear un-seized and reassembled, so it now works for the first time in probably 20 years. The Pway Department have delivered another wagonload of ash which we have used to pack and level some more of the north end siding. In addition they left us another wagon with the flat packed warehouse building, recovered from Whitedale, which has come to us for repairs before going onto Goathland for their use. We have marked up the condemned sections and have begun making the replacement beams.
Stephen has continued his unending job tidying up the workshop. In an attempt to get our visitors to leave their cars more neatly and thus allow more vehicles to park, we have begun marking out the yard by burying bricks and painting them white to mark the bays.
Weighbridge teas now have a new catering supplier with a new line in cakes and slices all ready for your taste buds to enjoy, so come on down and give them a go!

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