Given the nice weather it has finally allowed for the outside jobs to be carried out, however in the last three months things have got a little out of hand. Nothing a brush cutter and a hedge trimmer can not sort out!
See below clearance through the railway cutting, before this was trimmed back the locomotive was hard pushed to squeeze through.
Monday, 23 July 2012
With the section of newly purchased land behind the wiggly shed showing signs of neglect, one Sunday saw most of the flatter areas strimmed and mowed. A couple of gates were dragged out from the under growth and put to one side. Talks with our kind neighbour have resulted in him offering to remove the pile of soil/hardcore waste for us and level the site. This should give us enough space to build a new building to house some of our collections currently in storage and enable them to be returned to steam for the public to see on our open days.
With a kind donation from Somerset Industrial Archeological Society (SIAS) preparations for a gravel base around the Langport Lock Gates is underway. A good session with the strimmer and a lot of ground was discovered under the tall grass and brambles! Next job is for WZLET & SIAS members to fit gravel boards, weed suppressant and then 16 tonnes of limestone finishing gravel.