Replacement of the Coaling Stage.
One of the many on-going jobs throughout November and December is the demolition of the old coaling stage and the rebuilding of a new one. This is going to involve moving some of the points so there is better access for the locomotives to sit in the sidings whilst either waiting for the next trip up the mountain or while they are resting there in steam on standby duty.
During the 2014 season we used approximately 200 tons of coal so there is a lot of wear and tear in this area. In the 2015 season it will be almost double that as our second heritage steam service becomes available.