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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 44 - Spring / Summer 1981

Miscellaneous Notes and News

The VAMES completed their circuit earlier in the spring and there was a special ceremony to mark the occasion. Douglas Todd, then the Chairman of VAMES, together with Peter Clarke, Roy Miller, Peter Booth, John Caudery and Ewart Smith, saw Roy fix the closing length by golden screws. Jim Stevens' fine GCR 4-6-2T and Alan's Met. 17 were first over the circuit. Clive Ellam is the new VAMES Chairman.

S&T have recovered a good quantity of signalling equipment from Cricklewood, assisted by lads from Loco. Signal posts, rodding, cranks, rollers and complete signals made up a lorry load!

S&T have completed a major job of relining the roof of the Harlington Box with a large quantity of T&G boarding.

A new catwalk, to enable the public to view the interior of the LNWR twelve-wheeled Dining Saloon, has been constructed by Dave Gomarsall and Steve Muggeridge. The inside of the coach has been nicely cleaned up by Carol Lewis and friends and their work is much appreciated.

Congratulations to Chris Tayler and friends for making the site so good for picnics and for those who just enjoyed sitting on the well-cut grass at Bank Holiday weekend.

Alan Vessey looked after a group of job experience lads, who made one side of the turntable look much smarter with a coat of paint.

Our unique Kerr Stuart diesel, the yellow peril, is being repainted for a special ceremony on Enthusiast's Day, when it will be officially named Redland after the Group who took over Eastwoods of Kempston, Hardwicke. Redlands donated KS 4428 to our Society in 1969. More of this next issue.

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1981 and so does not reflect events in the 33+ 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.

Miscellaneous Notes and News - Quainton News No. 44 - Spring / Summer 1981

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