Busy times over the fence at Aviemore again today
even attracted a Channel 4 film crew (blue helmets) who are making a year long documentary similar to the current Channel 5 Paddington one.
Engineers siding lifted on left, ballast train poised and when I zoomed in,
I noticed that the Signals & Telecommunications team (S&T) had moved their signal temporarily over to the "Down" side of the line as the new loop line would have gone through it - likely to be roughly where the scrap short panels of track are, which we hope to acquire sometime this week.....
facilitated by one of our Association Members, some scrap packing timbers were thrown over the fence at our invitation and
Georgie soon after assisted by Steve, got our train on site, to use them as packing for when we get the afore mentioned short track panels.
Just beyond our South boundary gates (left) looks like a concrete pore, presumably connected with S&T works (base of a new signal from our line maybe?), with a Switches & Crossings (S&C) Tamper -"Thomas Telford" poised
for action, once the panels are lifted in and ballasted
all paused at 11am for two minutes armistice silence (possibly due to Channel 4 maybe!)
and as the sun went down...…