Saturday, 31 January 2015

Ditch Clearing - 31st January 2015

Plan A was to make a second attempt at getting materials in position for Track relaying at Boat of Garten Headshunt today, however the weather had other ideas.

So we headed off to Lynchurn Burn, which is between Drumuillie Level Crossing and Lynchurn Number 1 Level Crossing, as the burn had been threatening to underscour the bridge and Railway embankment. Here Georgie, John and Mike are shoring up the bank with boulders.

A considerable amount of material was removed from the burn, right down to the granite stone floor, which actually extends all the way to the boundary fence, downstream at an angle. This increased the flow speed which hopefully will continually flush out any debris. The area on the left was to allow Cattle to safely pass under the Railway.
After some more vegetation clearance round the bridge, we all agreed that its a pity the passengers don't see below to appreciate the skill of the builders more than 150 years ago. 

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