17th June 2019
The Gardening TeamTony, Pat and Vic were busy around the station clearing, cutting and weeding.
Tony first set about clearing the driveway from fallen fir cones, then moved on to cut the grass in the picnic area and along the north bank on platform 1.
Pat with his trusty strimmer tided up the embankment along side the driveway.
Vic cleared the flower beds. First under the Broadway Station sign, then the bed opposite and finally by the spear fencing. This allowed the bedding plants some day light.
Painting and FootbridgeMike S and John S did a bit of painting. Neil C adding things to the bridge
CarpentryDave H was busy in the carpenters workshop. This is the notice board for the driveway.
VisitorsWe had as usual a fair number of visitors, some from the Caravan Club Site preparing for their visit when trains are running, we also had a visit from Brian M who was our main grass strimmer looking better after his severe illness.
Alternative transportAs trains were not running today this was the other way to get to Cheltenham.
Wednesday 19th June
New GardenerVic is well pleased he now has another helper. Here Chas is finishing the GWR sign and planting a Laurel and the rain has certainly made these plants grow.
The StationIt was a Purple timetable today, so two steam engines. First in was King Edward 11. The Booking Office is ready and the Café. Tickets purchased and is the train on its way.
Friends of Broadway Station ShopSteve was manning the shop today and received a visit from Terry. Some of the delightful pictures on sale.
Construction and Maintenance TeamThe team were busy on several sites around the station.
The B&B entrance Clive, Peter & Paul fitting the new gate apparatus and fencing.
The refuse bin area Keith, Rod, Terry, Bob & Paul placing concrete around the base.
Dave working on the notice board which is reading to erect and here a Bench waiting for top coat..
FootbridgeJohn S and Neal were painting more roofing panels and fitting dagger boards.
The second train was hauled by our small Class 42xx Tank loco on the Cotswold Express and joined later in the day by our Peak loco Class 45 diesel.
Pat had got his strimmer out again cutting the embankment grass opposite the Mess Room.
FinallyIt looks as if this snail has taken note of the weather forecast and climbed up the station wall.
Vic (Your Blog Reporter).