2nd/3rd November 2013

Tree felling has continued south of the station between the outer home and south of the distant signal (about half a mile in length). Both sides of the line were tackled with all the large scrub now cut down. The remaining blackhorn scrub can be tackled by the flail as it is only 1”-2” thick (and is a right pig to deal with by hand!). All that we have to do now is burn all the cut brush so the lineside is clear ready for the pway renewal after Christmas. Any pyromaniacs out there who fancy working out in the lovely countryside?
Back at the station we have sorted the ‘odd ball’ level crossing panels stored in the yard into small discrete packs ready for use along the line. The notice board on the front of the Gentlemans’ toilet has been taken down for a clean down, drying out and repainting. Elsewhere painting of the framing for the lamp room and signal fittings has continued. David has also been down clearing the garden beds of old vegetation and annuals and generally tidying up for winter. Niel has been busy repairing damaged canvas on the ‘new’ green marquee we bought recently (it came needing repair).
Weighbridge Teas opened specially this week on Thursday for Halloween and the Story Train. They had plenty of trade whilst the visitors came and looked at the birds of prey and station before catching the next train. This weekend was ‘steady away’ for them as visitors and passengers call for drinks, pasties and cakes. They are open every weekend in November to meet and greet our visitors.
On Friday 8th November we will again be having a visit by a group of Velocipedes from approximately 10-2.30. Why not come down to see them at Levisham – Weighbridge Teas will be open especially.

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