Parkinson’s Law

Cyril Northcote Parkinson postulated his famous law in 1955. In exactly the way that work expands to fill the time available, a similar situation appears to exist at most heritage railways. The issue is that rolling stock collections expand to fill  the siding space available. Apedale is no exception, although we have not helped ourselves by having to lift two long sidings to make space for the museum foundations. Consequently, we have found ourselves rather clogged. Some time ago, Silverdale Station West siding was schemed, and that is now becoming reality. You may recall that the access point was inserted some time ago – the siding leading from it is now emerging. The SSW will give us much-needed extra storage space. It is opposite the platform at Silverdale station, so it can also be used to stable restored vehicles on display to our customers whilst they await their train. The difficult bits progressed well yesterday – the fiddly curved bits leading onto the point, so next weekend should be relatively plain sailing. We’ll see. As ever, get in touch here.