With the new instructions issued by Government, the Middleton Railway has been able to allow some volunteers to return to the railway in order to perform important work, whilst still keeping to current social distancing rules.
With the recent good weather, the vegetation along the line at the Middleton Railway has grown and risks overrunning the railway. With the railway being closed in March, April and May the volunteers are now back and working to clear the backlog of cutting back and making the railway look cared for.
For the first time, we have mechanical assistance in this matter with a hedge trimmer loaded onto one of our wagons. This enables our volunteers to do more than we could, but the work has still been hard in the recent heat. It has been challenging adapting our work to follow the social distancing requirements, but as we have done for the past sixty years, we adapt.