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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 61 - Autumn / Winter 1986 / 87

Depot Notes

During the late summer and autumn, the Depot Department carried out repairs to the Terrapin building roof, also on the secondhand bookshop. Both jobs appear to have been successful, but by the time you read this we will know for sure, as the winter weather will probably have set in.

Another roof to receive attention in the summer was that on the main station building, where the canopy was damaged by the spring gales. This job had to be put out to contract, due to lack of labour, and it was, therefore, far more expensive than need have been. During the winter, repairs to the walls of the station office will take place - strange things have been growing on them in recent months!

In November a new mains power cable was installed between the shed and the Terrapin building. This was another fairly expensive job, but was necessary because it carries the power supply to the station and refreshment coach.

The MSC personnel continue to work on the up yard shed, but they are far slower than we would wish. Another gang have been making spasmodic efforts on the weighbridge building, which should look better by next summer. Finally, the ex-Hitchin turntable has been receiving attention from MSC paintbrushes.

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1987 and so does not reflect events in the 27+ 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 Notes - Quainton News No. 61 - Autumn / Winter 1986 / 87

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