22nd, 23rd July 2017

Elvisham Station Report
We have travelled back to the swinging sixties this weekend with an American Diner in the paddock and Elvis, yes he is not dead – he just went away for a break, performing in the paddock! In reality Steve Caprice, Elvis impersonator and singer belted out the Elvis hits over both days. He was supported by a display of Elvis Memorabilia including clothing, personal objects, records and letters.
In the paddock the Beer Tent and American Diner kept all the visitors well fed on American hot dogs, sandwiches, popcorn and real ale. Everyone who came seemed to enjoy themselves. Weighbridge Teas were also open and kept busy with visitors and passengers coming off the trains to sample their wares.
Elsewhere, work continued on the van body with the door hinges packed and rehung with more timber fitted to the north east corner post and inside. On the Secret Weapon further development work has taken place. On the CCT, the roof strip has had the paint touched up, smartening the overall look. The temporary staging and scaffolding can now be removed, and the fence given a repaint to freshen it up. The final picnic bench for Grosmont has now been completed and will be delivered there this week. The electrical PAT testers have been with us today, working their way through all our electrical equipment. There are a few more days of testing work left for them before they cover all our gear!

4 Responses to “22nd, 23rd July 2017”

  • Stuart Talton:

    Dear Sirs

    What are the opening times of the refreshment hut during the Gold timetable?

    • simon:

      Hello Stuart,
      Weighbridge Teas will be open between 9:30 and 17:00, weekends and Bank Holidays only, as usual.

  • Mike Shaw:

    We were devastated to see and read about the vandalism and damage to the beautifully restored teak set at Pickering Station on Saturday/Sunday. We trust that the perpetrators will be found, that they receive a suitable sentence of community service and that they make good the loss and their damage.
    Best wishes,
    Mike S
    Brisbane, Australia

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