Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Midweek drainage scheme at Croftnahaven - 7th November 2018

Feeling a bit guilty about my half day jolly on Sunday, I managed to organise a midweek day for willing PWay Volunteers. Myself, Mike, Roddy, Martin and Roger met Georgie at Boat of Garten and proceeded by road to Croftnahaven No2 Level Crossing (finding a new access road in the process) where
Steve was already waiting with the 08 Diesel loco and two loaded "Grampus" wagons.
Our task was to finish off the drainage scheme
started some years ago, which is evident behind Roger who is fitting the geo-textile below the inflow of one of the inspection sumps.
Martin and Roger keeping it down with the plastic soak-away piping
then it was a case of burying it all with nearly 40 tons of pea shingle by hand!
We convinced Georgie to ease our back ache by letting gravity assist with the process, with limited success above but we got better at it with experience.
No completion photo as it was too dark, I suspect that nearly all of us will find muscles we didn't know we had tomorrow!
Thanks to all that assisted.

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