Posted by: wrha | July 26, 2016

Groundworks & grading

Saturday 23rd July

A good day weather wise. After a little bit of shunting the Permaquip Patrolmen’s trolley and its trailer were loaded up with tools and equipment and set off for the head of steel at the Northern end of the main running line.

The team then set about removing more of the moss and other growth from the track bed near the tunnel portal compound. The ballast was scraped to loosen the remaining original ballast bed and then graded the best they could with the tools available.

The drainage ditch in this area has had some work, but the area is still wet so further work will be required on future work days.

Once lifting equipment is available sleepers will be loaded onto the trailer and moved to this area and set out ready to construct a new panel.

As always these works depend on volunteer labour and donations. Details of how you can help with either are available via the main website,