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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 18 - December 1973


Another year at Quainton draws to a close and it has been a year of steady progress in all departments. There are so many members who have worked hard to achieve the successes which are for all to see. There are also many who are not in the limelight but who have contributed much to the growth of our Society. To everybody who has been involved in any way in 1973's activities we say a sincere 'thank you' and we would like you to know that we all appreciate your efforts on our behalf. Progress, however, requires a continuing and expanding effort. In 1974 we hope to complete the Wembley building to provide shelter to some rolling stock and we anticipate the steady development of the Restoration building which is described elsewhere in this issue. Since the arrival of the first items of our collection at Quainton in the spring of 1969 we have been very aware of the vital importance of providing protection for the valuable exhibits, locomotives, carriages and wagons. Anybody who has worked on restoration in a cold wind or in a damp drizzle will have wished fervently for some covered accommodation and anybody who has completed a painting job and then has seen the effect of exposure of his handiwork to the elements cannot be insensible to the need for shelter. Now, at last we have the opportunity for these buildings. The Committee recommends to your favourable consideration the scheme to take part in the Restoration building development and feels sure that all members, whether or not they own or are working on stock, will welcome this great step forward in the Society's affairs. Another significant advantage of being involved in the scheme is that there will be electric power for portable tools as well as lighting and, in due course, machine tools as well.

The New Year will bring plenty of fresh challenges but it will be a proud Editor who, in November 1974, is able to record that the past year at Quainton has included the completion of the Wembley building, the growth of the Restoration shed and, dare I mention it, the signing and sealing of the purchase agreement for the up yard!

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1973 and so does not reflect events in the 40+ years since publication. The text and photographs are repeated verbatim from the original publication, with only a few minor grammar changes but some clarifying notes are added if deemed necessary. The photos from the original publication are provided as scans in this internet version of this long out of print publication.

News In Brief - Quainton News No. 18 - December 1973 - Quainton News No. 18 - December 1973

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