A couple of Months ago the Strathspey Railway Association funded three Volunteers from the PWay squad to go on a basic weed killing course, all three passed the rigorous exam and weed killer, pump dispensers and Personal Protective Equipment were purchased. The track itself was still done by our usual contractor on May 19th but the rest is being done solely by Volunteer labour - meaning a considerable cost saving for the Railway.
Here Mike Tough in his Weed Buster garb, does the Down Platform at Boat of Garten, Colin Frost and Ray Keynon raking up their bank strimming efforts in the back ground. John Wood subsequently had another go at the stuff higher up the bank.
The last PWay weekend was missing the above, whilst we did a week long Preserved Railway trip of Wales and England. Here getting an excellent V.I.P. guided tour round the East Lancs. Railway thanks to them and Dave Yeoman for making it possible.
There wasn't too much of this - Honest!
Seeing the above advert, in background for "Spooners" - which is the Railway Bar/Diner at Porthmadog, reminds me, that we had Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner followed by a few light refreshments all in the one day! - thoroughly recommend the place.
Ian Stanworth may write up more on our trip, in a future edition of the "Express".
(John Wood took 2 out of the 3 photos, using his mobile "phone")