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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 28 - Summer 1976

Depot Special

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J R Fairman - The Station Canopy Receiving Attention. October, 1975

What a wonderful Easter weekend. Double the number of visitors we have ever had before on a Saturday and well above average for the Bank Holiday. The depot facilities seemed to run very well and we heard quite a lot of comments from the public, all good we are pleased to say! The 'regulars' were quite impressed by our progress and some even liked the colour of the smart new paintwork in the ticket office. Our girls don't like it though! Never mind, they chose it!

The year started rather badly at Quainton Road station. The office floor gave way! Rather than patch it up, we decided to rip it out and fill the hole with bricks and cement. 26 cu yards of bricks and 4½, cu yards of cement were humped and shovelled in and the whole place has been decorated. Don't imagine that the work is finished because there is plenty to do in the other rooms!

The painting of the station canopy is well on its way to completion, (that's Ray Hedley in the picture), and the repairs and painting of doors, guttering, etc., are being tackled next. The exterior colour is green and looks very fine.

In the Restoration Building, see picture on the back page, the mess room ceiling has been put up and some electrics have been installed in the main building and in the museum and mess room. Fluorescent lighting fittings are being used in the main shed. Hole digging for the frames of the heavy end doors in underway so that our shed can be snug for the winter.

Ray Hedley and his right hand man, Ray Horsley, have built up a good team of stalwart workers, (thanks are given to Norman, Alan, Don, Bruce, Guy, Mick, Alec and Bob), but they would like to expand the number. One Ray or the other will be at Quainton every Sunday so there will always be a Depot representative to contact if you are willing to show some of your DIY skills. Paint and brushes are free!

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1976 and so does not reflect events in the 39+ 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.

Depot Special - Quainton News No. 28 - Summer 1976

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