What with the opening day marching towards us with huge steps, three of us volunteered to put in an extra day, which we spent mainly on preparing the shelter for painting. You can't see much, but it took us all day!
One small but important thing we did today was to mount the GWR Trespass notices, one at each end.
Jim H came equipped with two barrowloads of painting material, as well as two ladders, all hauled in the back of his car / annex painting shop. It enabled us to make a fine job of the preparation, everything was there.
As trains were running today, most of the snapshots for this blog post have a train in them. Well, painting is not that interesting...
We always stop to say hello, so here are Jim and Dave giving the driver a cheery wave.
It seems that this year the DMU will stop at Hayles Abbey Halt by request; we even have a fare for it.
BTW, accidentaly spilling paint on our nice new platform is frowned upon. Will it rub off with Turps?
This shot was taken at the end of a long, sunny day at Hayles.
The platform is neat, the handrail freshly painted, and now the two trespass notices are up. If only it would rain some, so that the grass can grow.
The running in board is about half finished, and it will go on the far LH end of the platform. There are many layers of paint still to put on it, that is the main reason for its non appearance until now.
We will be back on Monday.