Woodworking for carriage restoration at the Bluebell Railway

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Restoring railway carriages dating from between 1880 to 1950 is a group activity requiring thousands of hours of volunteer labour and a certain aptitude for doing anything and everything, engineering, electrical, metalwork, woodwork, upholstery, painting etc. We will feature some of the woodwork we’re doing towards the restoration of a London Chatham and Dover Railway carriage we’ve just starting work on, with display panels. We’ve just completed another adapted to provide wheel-chair access. Both were rescued after many years as part of bungalows.

Read more about this maker at http://www.bluebell-railway.co.uk/bluebell/cw_news/3360.html