• Spring is here and steam train services have begun! Explore our website and book your steam train or boat trip now (maybe even combine the two. . . . )
  • Spring is here and steam train services have begun! Explore our website and book your steam train or boat trip now (maybe even combine the two. . . . )
  • Spring is here and steam train services have begun! Explore our website and book your steam train or boat trip now (maybe even combine the two. . . . )

Winter track works


22 January 2016


The image above shows the tamper arriving to finish off our winter track works - and adds to the busy scene at Churston today!

With just over 3 weeks to go until our 2016 Steam Train season commences on Saturday 13th February, we've received a visit from a Plasser & Theurer tamper machine (No.73307) from Railway Support Services. Tamping machines are used to correct the level, cant and alignment of trackwork which is essential for the safe operation of our train services.

Thanks to Jay on our Permanent Way gang for this image. The Permanent Way is the elements of railway lines - generally the pairs of rails typically laid on the sleepers and embedded in ballast which carry the trains on the line.

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