The PWay Squad met up at a rather busy Boat of Garten Yard, there was a Steam Gala on and were delighted to see the following timetable
as this meant more BREAKS!
(as contrary to popular belief we cannot work on the track when a train is passing)
All proceeded to worksite near the summit between Boat and Aviemore and soon got down to hard graft. Above photo left to right "Mike -The Bar- likes leaning on them, both kinds! Pete -The Tongs- sleeper mover extraordinaire and Fergus -The Grape-loves shovelling ballast." Iain -The Bike- turned up again on his bike later and the Photographer John was more than dismayed to discover that the petrol driven Bance was out of action and he only had 42 chair screws to screw down by hand with the T bar.
Talking about tea, Pete and Iain take a well earned break from the scorching temperatures as 46512 passes (with an identity crisis?)
All the sleepers were eventually changed and John used his Pole Saw back at Boat of Garten to remove sizeable tree branches that were obscuring Signals - both Signal & Telegraph and Satellite! from a neighbouring property.
Even our friends Scottish Woodlands had their Rail Plant on display with our trusty JCB acting as a barrier vehicle.
Thanks to John Wood for the Info and photos and he thanks Georgie and Pete for the lifts received.