27th August 2012

Its damp so it must be August Bank Holiday weekend! We have finally got to the Yorsfall foot crossing near bridge 14, half a mile north of the station, with our lineside clearance following much cutting down of brush and scrub and levelling of the lineside with the mini digger. Whilst there we also strimmed down the approaches to the crossing to maintain good visibility of approaching trains.
Our ‘set piece’ for the Wartime Weekend has continued to progress with netting fitted, and paint applied to other parts. David and Richard, with help from Elaine, have continued their work on our station gardens, thinning plants and digging out stubborn weeds.
At long last we have renewed the glazing on the Gents roof. This had been damaged in the 2011 winter when we had all that snow, with the weight of snow cracking the glass. Once we chipped out the putty, we carefully lifted the old glass out and took down the steel support bars. A major sweep around to remove cobwebs and dirt then followed before we began installion. The new glass is laminated and clear rather than the Georgian wired we had before. It also sits on new glazing bars. We managed to get the glass in just before the heavens opened today! Inside the gents, as part of the clean down, we have also resealed the urinal plumbing joints and polished up the copper pipework. We get all the glamorous jobs!
Weighbridge Teas had a particularly good day on Sunday, then in typical Bank Holiday tradition (damp!) Monday was much quieter.

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