Trolleys and more

Over the Past few months the YVG have been working on VGR’s Trolley Fleet along with cleaning up the compound across from the Gang shed.

In Mid February the YVG put the ‘Moon Buggy’ into the Gang Shed. Since then it has been striped back to its bare frame and body with everything from seats to hydraulic hoses even removing the Axles.

Almost Striped. Still needing to remove the Seat bases and the last of the Hydraulics
Riley removing the Turntable
Once the Turntable was removed it was time to remove the Hydraulic Piston after a few attempts and many words be said it was finally out and with that the Moon buggy has had all removable parts removed.
The later that day Fletcher and Riley are spotted hanging tarps from the celling in preparation for sandblasting

For Many years now the compound across from the gang shed has been well a dumping ground for things that weren’t needed when the railway acquired them but might be needing in the future. Well little to say it was an eye sore, with the ever growing trolley fleet it has out grown not only the gang shed but also the container so the it was decided that we shall lay a siding next to the container in the compound which means cleaning it up.

Drone Shot before cleaning started
Clearing is progressing

With clearing and cleaning progressing the gates are open most weekends now with great deals, so feel free to stop in and grab your self a piece of VR history.

Il leave you now with some photos of Y133 Receiving a wash over the weekend!!


The Young Volunteers Group was formed in late 2016 when the railway’s 4 young volunteers decided to repaint the Steam Locomotive J549  



And well the result was an amazing!

Since then the group has grown from 4 members to over 15!! The YVG has undertaken many more projects since. They have also been training to become qualified in all the roles around the railway for Station master all the way up to Driver!


Here’s a few photos of the YVG’s Previous Projects!


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