Sunday, 16 August 2020

Aviemore Engine Shed - 15th August 2020

A larger than anticipated squad assembled at Aviemore Engine Shed, to commence renewal of the longitudinal timbers below the Up rail in number four road.

John finishes off removing the detritus from the four foot, having back breakingly  shifted all the dumped ironmongery to the faraway end the previous Saturday.

Taking a breather, after dismantling the track and lifting the rails out by hand, also the "temporary fix" sleepers behind Fergus in shorts,in the distance (fortunately!) were easily removed.

Not so the proper ancient timbers, which we found the concrete edge had been built around!
Again John uses one of his many modern invaluable tools, with a less modern Black Five taking shape in the background.

Kevin hoping Mike doesn't need more sand after a couple of wee concrete repairs and a quarter of an inch bedding sand applied.

The new 6.2 metre timber gets notched outside in the baking sun, ready for insertion another day.......

Many thanks to John, Mike, Ian, Iain, Kevin, Fergus, Andrew and Georgie - some of whom had fun with jacks under the new ablutions block.

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