Showing posts from April, 2010

Vintage Vehicle Rally 24th & 25th April

There was a good turnout of vehicles for this event on both days including cars, buses and stationary engines.


The main fencing work was completed today by Yeldham Fencing and what a difference. Monday there was a large grassy mound opposite the office and the area was surrounded by an assortment of picket and wire fencing. Brian, Evan, Sally and a JCB flattened the mound and the new fencing looks great. Just in time for the vintage vehicle rally taking place over the weekend.
The ramps and steps to the new toilet block are in place, just need tarmac on them, the water supply is connected but the electrics still have to be done and the groundworks finished off outside. Yeldham Fencing started installing some of the new fencing today - looks better with just 2 panels up! The cut wood for Aquila has been delivered so hopefully there will be parts going back in soon.

What's been happening this week?

Easter weekend saw the return of Castle Donington No.1 to the working roster with a mixture of other motive power including the bubble car and 31255 and Romulus on the minirail. One of the access ramps to the new toilet block has been started and the plumbing has been done.

New toilet block

At long last the Railway has taken delivery of a new toilet block, it finally arrived at 17.00 hours and was soon put in place. Over the next few weeks the area surrounding the block will be finished off, ramps/steps put in place and all plumbing and wiring finished, When fully commissioned the old green block will be demolished.