WebNews December 2017

WebNews December 2017

The number of visitors (and income) in 2017 was considerably up on 2016. The income covered the daily running costs but not overheads which comes mainly from members.
Replacement loco for next year; three locos were available but two were unsuitable and we are awaiting news on the third.
The railway has been given a horse gin which will be put on display and occasionally demonstrated. 20171128_011a
The railway has produced a policy on dealing with children & vulnerable adults which will soon be distributed to volunteers.
There is still no news of the lease from Thames Water but there is a meeting with them planned for early December.
A long list of jobs has been drawn up which should keep us busy all winter. The results should be visible when the railway opens again in March.
We recently tried out our track carrying wagons for the first time. They worked well but there is difficulty loading and unloading which will take a while to sort out.