We were approached by the construction arm of the Weardale Railway Company, at the time a fledgling heritage line in Weardale, County Durham to negotiate for the design, install and test of the electrical building services to the new steam depot at Wolsingham.
The design was quickly produced which amongst other things required a GRP sub-station including civils to look as though it were a brick built building and a fire alarm system in a steam depot. A bit of thought was required!
All of the installation within the main shed was designed to withstand the corrosive environment of the steam locomotives, so light fittings were GRP and brackets \ cable trays \ ladder rack was made from stainless steel.
The works extended to the main depot yard where mast lighting was installed along with power supplies for the water tower and coaling plant.
A final activity was the installation of level crossing warning lights and flood lighting.
The works were handed over on time and within budget.