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Working Weekend 26th to 28th November 2021

Over the three-day period, we had up to 35 volunteers at different times in attendance. The storm on Friday night didn’t stop us either, apart from slowing down the kettle boiling on Saturday morning as we had lost power. However, in true railway tradition, quick thinking prevailed and the pending disaster was circumvented by using a portable generator to heat the kettle.

Work was carried out at Woody Bay on the Bay points and Bay siding with new timbers and ballast throughout. Some work was also undertaken at the site of the new Tea Room in preparation for the eventual construction of the new building next year. Woody Bay was also made ready for Christmas with decorations for the forthcoming seasonal train services.

At Killington Lane, the whole site was cut back of vegetation, the site was cleared of rubbish, and scrap material was collected for removal. Track in both the platform road and run-round loop were levelled and packed using the Robel packing machines.


The railway also owns two separate small pieces of land across the Broadoak Hill road at Killington Lane. Here the vegetation was also cut back and both fields were left clean and tidy.

Over the three days, a large amount of tea and cakes were disposed of as well!

Finally, Stuart Nelhams (L&BR General Manager) thanks everyone who helped make the weekend so successful. Your efforts were very much appreciated.

Photographs provided by John Brodribb and Stuart Nelhams, who also provided the text.

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