Posted by: wrha | February 9, 2015

February Track Weekend

The first track weekend of the year saw dry but rather cold conditions on site.

A very good turn out of volunteers on Friday, Saturday and Sunday saw a number of jobs undertaken. The main focus was work on the second track in the cutting down to the tunnel, with excellent progress being made. All the materials unloaded last weekend were used up and several more panels of track are now complete.

Work continued on the point rodding runs with the benches for the angle cranks set up. These are composed of two large concrete blocks and two hardwood sleepers, so everything is very heavy. Lots of huffing and puffing was required to finalize the location of the bench, but it is there now.

Elsewhere the railbus received some work to the air system and an ‘A’ exam.

Joe was up working on a gate for the platform and potting up bulbs for the new season.

Saturday also saw the appearance of the latest thing in ballast laying technology, fresh from Tony’s workshop. Unfortunately no photographs are currently available as it is a highly secret prototype, keeping watching this site for further news.

Considering the temperature it was great to see such a good turn out of volunteers, well done everyone.


  1. Reblogged this on Max Stafford's Kennel and commented:
    Further to this report we do actually have photographic evidence of this mysterious new piece of ballasting equipment. Watch this space!

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