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It’s not the most exciting work of volunteering but these old dears need a good cleanup. It’s a big job and a long train but it’s all well worth the effort!
Work is being undertaken at Towiemore to renew the farm crossing excavating and replacing ballast. At Dufftown some point-work has been replaced within the limit of shunt.
Track-side tree cutting will begin this week (12th October). This is being undertaken by a local contractor to catch up on work delayed by Covid 19 restrictions. It is also being funded by the National Lottery Emergency Grant.
An operator training schedule is being set up for the RRV. We have also managed to source another small bucket.We have commissioned a survey of the Parkmore Quarry under-bridge as a result of damage caused by numerous strikes from passing HGVs. An initial report has been received. Remedial action may be required to ensure safety.
Subject to any subsequent changes, these meetings will be held at Drummuir Village Hall on Saturday 14th November. Volunteers 1-2 pm AGM 2-4 pm.
We have recently received a three coach class 144 unit from Porterbrook Leasing Company. It is one of a number of units transferred to the heritage sector.
We want to say a HUGE THANK YOU!! to all players of the National Lottery because recently we have received a grant of £127,200 from the Emergency Fund. The majority of it has to be spent on urgent track repairs and bridge inspections delayed by Covid 19. The remainder has helped towards a desperately needed […]
On Wednesday 16th September we ran a special charter for Railtrail Tours. Because of Coronavirus, it was our first passenger carrying train of the year!
RRV 360 ready for action! Our long-sought-for road rail vehicle (an RRV 360) finally came into our possession early this September. It will greatly facilitate the working of our dedicated permanent way team.