More Cumbrian adventures
19 11 12 20:22
If it's November it must be the Ravenglass track week, or one of them at least. This year six members, including our Dalegarth correspondent, ventured out on the Ratty to lay sleepers, dig ditches and generally pretend to be helpful. Four of us stayed at Heywood House, the Ravenglass railway's own hostel, although for three the visit was shortened a touch by the weather, preferring an early return rather than spending the best part of the day getting the worst part of the Cumbrian weather.
The day of work was preceded by a day of pleasure at the Workington MRC exhibition, a world first for most of us. It turned out well worth the effort (train plus bus) with a good variety of quality layouts, including live steam in a number of variants. Also on display was a wide range of used 00 coaches at reasonable prices.
Some more photos are here and here.