Georgie had asked for as many Volunteers as possible this Weekend, I received more apologies than attendees, for a multitude of reasons - unfortunately some in the Get Well Soon category, for which we do hope for a speedy recovery indeed.
The first part was removing the short rails, above remnants of the old charred inspection pit.
This involved digging out the fishplates and removing, likewise all the track screws and finally the rails - took longer than you would think but it certainly warmed us up! It is hoped the pit is to be deepened and lined with concrete.
The rails this time are to go right through the new shed, so Georgie using the Road Rail Vehicle (RRV) gave the formation a final scrape using Mike's Engineer laser eyes as a level guide! Then RRV took sleepers to site two at a time and Roger and me did our best to line up with existing rail ends at
3 foot centre spacings, using Peter above and his high-tech measure - right of first sleeper space.
After lunch Georgie had got the rail grab, so the 60 foot rails could be manoeuvred into position, just a case of laying rubber pads, inserting red plastic biscuits and clipping up (easier said than done) I had a birthday meal to attend so could only stay until 2pm but left it in the good hands of Jim, Mike, Peter, Roger, Georgie and I am sure they got on better without me! (Mike subsequently updated - We packed then slewed using RRV with Jim and me eyeing in and apparently Georgie was impressed! A tidy up then finished of the day)