Whilst most of the UK grinds to a halt in the current cold snap, contractors are hard at work preparing the Mountsorrel Railway trackbed to receive ballast kindly donated by Lafarge Aggregates.
Local digger contractor Steve Barsby has been braving the heavy snowfalls so that the project is not delayed. The hope is that by the end of the week over 1,150 metres of trackbed will effectively be ready to receive ballast! We had thought that the worst snow for 18 years would delay the project, but the determination amongst our volunteer team seems to have spread to the contractors working for us and they are as eager as we are to get the job done!
The project is also very proud to be able to offer paid work to local companies during these difficult economic times. Please support the project with a financial donation to ensure that work can continue; you can send a cheque made out to RVP Ltd, with "Mountsorrel Railway" written on the back, to 112 Balmoral Road, Mountsorrel, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12 7EW.
We are also delighted to announce that Humphrey Perkins High School at Barrow Upon Soar, will be undertaking a series of site visits to the project to allow their students to study and learn about the history of the railway. We hope to start visits as soon as practically possible!
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The Mountsorrel Railway is part of the Mountsorrel and Rothley Community Heritage Centre. This website is no longer updated. For updates see: http://heritage-centre.co.uk/