Month: March 2019

Stogumber Station opens on Saturday 30 March

Here is the timetable for the period up to Thursday 18 April.

The trains stop at all stations between Bishops Lydeard and Watchet.

There is a handy 53 or 67 minutes between trains to enjoy our hospitality.

Bishops Lydeard 10 15 11 53 12 15 13 53 14 15 15 53
……
Stogumber 10 39 11 32 12 39 13 32 14 39 15 32
……
Watchet 11 00 11 10 13 00 13 10 15 00 15 10
  steam diesel steam diesel steam diesel

The steam engine will be SDJR 53808 and the diesel will be class 33 Crompton D6566.

We can offer you

  • three new volunteers Shirley, Phil and Janet, as well as your old favourites plus ‘Friends’ Chairman Terry, ‘Friends’ membership secretary Jean and Nigel,
  • all the usual refreshments with cream teas,
  • the model railway with new rolling stock,
  • the improvements to the cattle dock with work progressing during the timetable,
  • spring flowers and shrubs in the garden.

  Cream Teas will be available from Saturday

with homemade scones.

 

Work at the station continues …

I thank volunteer Steve Lewis for these photographs.

Station Master Bob Preston with Ian Rew are inserting the supports for the new uprights.

Shirl and Steve have removed most of the growth in the 4 foot and the cess and painted the walkway.

“Before …”

“… and after”

and the walkway.

 

 

Members and volunteers

WE NEED YOU !

Listen to Mr Churchill.

“If you love this station we are still looking for volunteers for the coming season.”

Station master Bob Preston with Steve Lewis are seeking volunteers at the Stogumber Freshers Day on Saturday 9th March.

Use the contact form to state your interest in volunteering or, alternatively, to register your interest by becoming a supporter and joining FOSS.