For Peter Eastham and his band of happy carriage and wagon restorers it is not all about keeping the carriage fleet in tip top condition interspersed with the occasional wagon thrown in for good measure.
This week his team completed the rebuild of something more narrow than standard gauge, more waggonway than railway. Given a ‘test run’ after a full rebuild the attached photo shows the latest renovation being put through its paces – a platform barrow, just completely rebuilt for the Stations Department in the C&W workshops. The skills needed are all present at Oxenhope and therefore they are prime candidates (victims?) to be chosen to restore this vital piece of the Worth Valley scene. It is reported the barrow rode well and held up when tested with the full load illustrated. However it is unlikely that this will be added to the passenger carrying fleet.
Do you have time on your hands and skills that are no longer being put to the test – there are always vacancies for any level of skill – just contact Haworth Station and let them know you would like to be involved.
Featured image: Peter Eastham