The Long Good Friday

Another busy day at Apedale has seen the completion of the ballasting of the main running line. Using a ballast hopper on loan (with grateful thanks) from our friends at the Statfold Barn railway, we have dropped about 30 tonnes of ballast today, mainly to form the shoulders of the running line, but some has also been spread around various siding to improve the track stability and walking conditions. The wagons have been loaded using the faithful (ish) Fordson Super Major tractor loader, which will now be taking a well earned rest for a while. The regular driver will also be taking a rest. Meanwhile, elsewhere on site, the Toastrack coach has progressed further, and work has also been done on both the Guard’s van and the Penrhyn quarryman’s coach. It’s beginning to come together nicely. You can get in touch here.