As we know running a small railway with a volunteer force is a source of joy and happiness, but it also sometimes takes a bit longer to do things than we expect!  We are always ambitious.  Anyway our plan to reopen train rides for our visitors on the 7th July is not going to be possible, but we are planning on doing so on the 21st July.

It is certain that we will be reopening the revamped shop and buffet before that, and by the 7th July, so watch this space;  and when we have a definitive date for that we’ll let you know.  As the pictures below show the buffet and shop are now relocated as static carriages in the new track next to our car park.  As we don’t have a platform there we are building sleeper access platforms to get into these and also laying a people friendly walking surface.

We are looking forward to welcoming you all back to us again after such a long break, and we are working as hard as we can to bring this to pass as soon as possible!