Monday, 22 September 2014

Maintenance near Broomhill 20th 21st September 2014

Thanks to Colin and his gang on the Saturday a good number of sleepers were changed in the Broomhill area and I believe that the elastic spikes were living up to their reputation of being a .... to remove!
The curve through Broomhill was the tightest on the line between Aviemore and Forres
and because of this Georgie decided to replace the usual base plates with "L C" ones at the fishplates as they have a better fastening both to the sleeper and the rail.
Foreground shows usual elastic spikes and background shows an "L C" which were designed to be a Low Cost way of deferring a complete renewal of track.

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