Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Sighting and Concrete Sleepers - 8th & 10th June

On a bright Saturday past, Ian Stanworth and John Wood under the Supervision of Georgie, put their Strathspey Railway Association sponsored chainsaw certificates to good use, clearing sight lines from both Signal Boxes at Boat of Garten and Morley's North Yard.
Various branches and small trees cut down and taken away by JOKK the JCB to Boat of Garten Yard.
Then onto Broomhill to repeat the process.
Spot the difference!

 Hopefully improve the sighting for Broomhill Level Crossing, by 4pm job done, as were the chainsaw operators!
Thanks to John for info/photos.
Network Rail and Bam Nuttall as agreed, provided a 360 degree Road Rail Vehicle, bogey and operator to Strathspey Railway for one week starting Monday 10th June.
The first task was shifting the concrete sleepers (which are the remnants of some of the short track panels, painstakingly broken up from Aviemore Mainline works - see Blog 12 December 2018) from Boat of Garten Car Park to the Great North of Scotland Railway (GNSR) trackbed North of Morley's, using above machine to load, unload our P'way train hauled by the recently repaired ex BSW shunter locomotive, driven by Steve Robinson, with Georgie Supervising proceedings.
Strathspey Railway is very appreciative of the assistance given here by Network Rail and Bam Nuttall.
Thanks to Mike Tough for info/photo.


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