Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Aviemore Engine Shed part II & Bi Annual Weedkill Train - 5th & 9th September 2020

 Whilst Georgie was not about, P'Way work continued in the form of oiling the slidechairs of points, weedkilling yards & stations by backpack spraying and lopping the rapidly encroaching vegetation around Dalfaber level crossing, as well as the usual mandatory Track Inspections.

On her return we were able to continue renewing the timbers on number 4 road in Aviemore Engine Shed - I suspect this infrastructure was not appreciated before now!
Above Queen Anne had managed to escape being marooned and was trial running in the yard - no doubt an update to will come in due course.

Georgie possibly showing Mike and Angus what is required

and Angus getting on with it.

By the end of the day the giant carpentry skills are taking shape  
Thanks to Bruce, Mike, Kevin, Angus & Martin (and Mike & Rob Law for supplying photos)

Today saw the necessary end to end line weedkiller train.

From as far South as we can go (optical illusion that we are past the red signal) Bruce manned the gates at Aviemore

propelling at a steady 5mph

 Through Granish Moor in sunshine

A few pit stops to fill up with water pumped from the tanker and John cleaning carburetor to get the pump restated again and again!

To the river Dulnain and thankfully the ancient North British Locomotive got us back to Boat of Garten before temporarily overheating.

Many thanks to Georgie, John, Bruce and Mike.


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