Despite the huge amount of maintenance work that is required over the winter at the railway just to keep the status quo going, we still manage some progress on Brown Bear!
Thanks to generous support from the Gough Ritchie Trust, work has begun on creating Brown Bear’s tanks and cab at the works of our friends at Midcam Engineering in the UK (who you may remember produced the frames for our new bogie coaches in 2014 and constructed the works van for perway crews).
The photos show the steel being cut ahead of it being welded and dummy rivets being applied to create the desired finish.
The appeal continues into year 4 and we still need your support, however small, to raise enough money to raise steam down the glen. For more information please visit the Brown Bear Appeal webpage. Thank you.