Monday, 19 May 2014

Jacker Packer and Fishplate oiling - May 17/18

Good progress was made on Saturday 17th on packing the extension from Broomhill, with the Jacker Packer, until one of the hydraulic hoses burst, quite spectacularly I believe. Hopefully it will not take too long to source a replacement.

On the Sunday it was back to routine maintenance in the form of fishplate oiling, starting from 87 1/4 milepost working towards Aviemore. The "Race the Train" event passed below us with some shouts of "please can you delay the train for us?
46512 with a floral tribute to Graham Elkin, who sadly passed away recently after a long illness.
Working in three pairs meant that good psychological progress was made as we progressed six lengths at a time and I guess about a mile and a half was achieved.

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