With 16 days to Good Friday, opening day, we find there are still many things to do to make our new station presentable to our visitors.
We were able to get on with several tasks as the day remained dry, although turning dull & windy - a bit like me!
First a few shots taken by David H on Monday 12th, showing the contractors laying tarmac on Platform 1 & the driveway footpath.
Mike T & Mike S were busy rubbing down paintwork and putting a final gloss coat on window frames.
Graham is seen also adding a final coat to the hatch frames in the booking hall.
Neal C is seen preparing one of 4 cast stands, to receive it's circular steel base.
Clive brushes the kiln dried sand into the expansion gaps between slabs, front of building. Graham progresses with top coat on the frames to the main entrance.
Bob W is bedding in the frames for the inspection covers, front of building, making sure the covers will be flush with the paving slabs.
Mike S carefully replaces all the glass in the lamps lining the driveway footpath. Not one breakage here today with the platform lamps !
Last but not least:- Terry, John S, Rod, Keith & Hong Kong Ron toiled all day laying more paving slabs to the north of the station building. They made great progress, with time slipping away always at the back of their minds.
The Permanent Way gang can be seen at the North end of the railway, behind Keith & Ron. They were busy tidying up the ballast around the sleepers - a tedious job. No doubt Jo R will have covered their operations in detail.
BAG have often been asked by the general public what were our jobs before volunteering at Broadway, & what is the average age of the group. I am conducting a survey amongst the 40 or so BAG members to help answer these two questions. It may take another 2 blogs before the results are available.