Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Start of the Next

Monday 16th April


What a great long weekend! Trains and platforms full of passengers enjoying their first visit to the now functioning Broadway Station. Limited parking meant no access to the Station for cars, apart from those with passes. Visitors to the Railway travelled on the double decker bus from Broadway Village which took them up to the Station front door.

Working Days

Our working days are now confined to Fridays and Mondays when trains are not running. So on Friday the BAG crew dug a hole at the north end of the Station building, where eventually, the gate posts will be installed and today, the first job was to partially fill the hole with concrete. They then prepared the area for slabbing.


Further installation of ceiling boards were completed so this is now ready for the plasterer to coat on Thursday.


Vic was busy down at the northern end of Platform 1 where he was planting a horticultural display. The edging was donated a few years ago by BAG stalwart Steve who no longer required them so they have been gratefully recycled.

Hopefully in a few weeks time it will be full of colour.

The White Line

The two Mike's were painting today. The white line needed a bit of refurbishment after all the visitors.

Hopefully people will keep their feet off it in future!!

They then painted all the lamp posts with a top coat of paint.

Disabled Toilet and Tearoom/Kitchen

Work was going on in both areas. Sorting out a problem in the D T and in the Tearoom electrical apparatus was being installed.



  1. Thanks Vic for the update, so missed by a lot us. Any and all info is eagerly red and re-read as and when it appears.
    The garden areas and 'tea room' are all looking great, and the gates and fencing to the North of the building will give it a much better 'railway feel'.
    Has anyone given the sales shed a coat of paint? It's just off camera so can't be seen by us armchair people!
    Regards, Paul.

  2. Great to have the BAG back.



  3. Thank you very much for the update. Now that Broadway is "just another" station on the GWSR, things have calmed a little but there is still so much to do and we are all very grateful for your blog, especially given the restrictions on working at Broadway now that it's up and running (well, platform 1 is anyway!). I take it there was no truth in the rumour that the sales shed is going to be painted in GCR two-tone green? I think that would be very smart and it would wind up some people even more! Sorry, I must stop it! Thanks so much for your continuing efforts.

  4. I've always found sheds last longer when treated with creosote or substitute.

  5. Thanks very much for giving us all an update on the on-going work! Much appreciated!


  6. Thank you David & Vic, those of us who have been following the Blog are now suffering from post opening news of Broadway syndrome. On behalf of many other watchers and bloggers, please we need more!!! Seriously though any report of the new "Lady" of the line is read and re read then passed onto others, its a rumour mill out here! So we all look forward to your reports, no matter how brief or limited in pictures, many thanks for this update, see you all soon. and when the tea room opens there will be tea and coffee all round and maybe a doughnut!!!
    Paul & Marion