Archive for March, 2010

Winter weather damage disrupts timetable

Friday, March 19th, 2010

It’s been a long cold, wet and windy winter and it has caused quite a lot of damage to the Moreton Pit Light Railway.  After Christmas the heavy snow falls and freezing temperatures have meant that the staff have got a lot of hard work ahead of them before things can get back to normal running.

One worker decided it was all too much for him and resorted to a cup of tea and sandwich before he could even think of starting work!

'I think I'm going to need a bit of help here, may as well have a cuppa while I'm waiting..'

Still he didn’t have to wait for long and of course it’s always the usual faces that turn up!

‘Don’t worry, you just finish your tea!”

If you want something done...

The day was spent assessing all the damage around the railway and trying to get to grips with some of it.  It’s going to take a long time before regular services will be resumed, especially with the electricity wires hanging down!

"Why is it me who always goes up the ladder??"

Is that the Guffinhawk up there by any chance?  Sadly no, just a pigeon!

Of course ,it is not just the station area that has been damaged, word was sent by the Reserve Manager that rocks had fallen on to the line and the lads were sent off again to remove them.

'Are we the only ones doing some work round here!"

"At least on the Monsoon Railway they get a team of men to help...."

'Next time I'm going to volunteer to work on the Railbus!!'

It’s like one big happy family on the MPLR.