It is with great regret that we have decided not to open to the public for the remainder of this year. It is a decision that we have taken with heavy hearts. In reality as we are a volunteer railway with no paid staff, and most of our customer facing volunteers are of mature years we do not want to put them at any additional risk, nor do we feel we can provide the quality experience our customers expect. So, we will remain closed to the public until next spring. When we have further information, we will share this with you.
That’s not to say that nothing is happening – far from it. As those of you who are followers and supporters of our railway you know that we are both an operational heritage railway and also that we are looking to extend our line and facilities, so we are taking this extraordinary time to do some work on the existing railway whilst still making sure our future plans are at the forefront of our minds.
We are doing some trackwork alignment at Trevarno to allow for easier shunting operations when we have to change rolling stock or move equipment around.
There is a constant need to keep vegetation under control – and this has been ongoing during the summer with our Junior Group very much involved.
Plus we have been giving our Pink Shunter some love and attention and fitting vacuum brakes. This shunter gained her name when the undercoat she previously had was so attractive that for a while she kept that as her livery. The new undercoat (see picture) is unlikely to remain as her outward appearance.
Our grateful thanks also go to all of our supporters who have provided financial support to both our Charity and the Operating Company to help with new land purchase, acquiring new rolling stock or just general support, this has all allowed us to continue to grow and thrive. You have been magnificent.
Keep safe and we will look forward to welcoming you back next year!