Following changes to lockdown rules in Wales, limited outdoor volunteering has restarted on the Talyllyn Railway. Local volunteer and Outdoor Superviser Keith Theobald shares progress so far.
Outdoor volunteering by locals has been occurring on the railway on many different fronts and in variety of locations. On Saturday 20 June I worked with someone strimming at least a 5m strip on the east and west approaches to lineside obstructions like mileposts, whistle boards, plug in points, stop board frames and limit of shunt boards. A start had already been made at the Pendre end of the job, during the day we completed this work as far as Abergynolwyn. It had only been a few days since a train had travelled that far but we found that an oak tree had shed a large branch which had come down on the loop road. I presume the tree was stressed in some way maybe through lack of water.