planning consent :)

 

So it’s happened. Planning consent for the much-needed improvements and extension to our facilities at Bridgnorth Station has been granted. Woohoo! Don’t under-estimate how many years’ work this has taken by a small group of absolutely-determined volunteers and their paid advisors. The consent (albeit with some conditions) is a credit to that determination.

This is the whole-site consented plan:

whole site plan

This comprises all the different areas of railway-owned land that we want to change. This whole-site approach is what was required by Shropshire Council. The timescale is debatable but certainly no less than ten years to complete everything, depending on funding…

This is the proposed floor plan:

new floor plan

This shows what will be demolished in the existing (grade II listed) main station building:

floor plan demolition

These show the effect on the elevations of the demolitions:

Model railways

In Bridgnorth Station Gift Shop we stock the high quality Bachmann make of model railway rolling stock. The OO gauge is in the Bachmann Branchline brand and the N gauge is branded Graham Farish.

To demonstrate the space needed for newcomers, we have two demonstration layouts in the ovals of track supplied in the train sets.

If you’re a modeller, have a look through these stock lists – we might have something you’ve been searching for!

n gauge stock list A-Z pdf format

oo gauge stock list A-Z pdf format

The shop is now open daily for the main season. Call 01746 765801 for mail order or email Bridgnorth.shop@svrlive.com for prices.

 

WWCC Tues 17 Nov

wwcc17nov

Today, even under the threat of gales associated with Atlantic Storm Barney, we managed a crew of seven to tackle the day’s operations. Chalky and Geoff set about excavating the ballast to let in the new troughing run under both sets of rails. The remainder of the crew set about some serious block and bricklaying.

wwcc17nov2

In places from the position where the new ramp will start, we have now got seven courses of brickwork in place towards the south. This section is backed up with blocks to the same height. To give Colin a little break, other crew members have been involved with both brick and block laying. The next stage is to start the corbelling over the next four courses to the level where the platform edging slabs are ready to be installed.