An ad hoc midweek day was arranged at short notice and a surprising number were able and willing - including a new volunteer Peter (left) think he enjoyed the experience of timber renewal at Boat of Garten in perfect working weather.
Many thanks to Georgie, Mike, Andrew, Roddy, Iain and Peter.
Yesterday saw another great turnout in cool dry weather.
Above shows a scarf joint, expertly cut by John using his chainsaw before installation,
as close as possible to five rail joints
and finally the scarfed joint from above.
A new Stihl petrol chair screw/sleeper drill trialed by Ian above, seems to have speeded things up as the last of the remaining six timbers were changed, leaving time for a bit of lineside clearance to finish off the current work at Boat.
Thanks to Georgie, Mike, Ian, Fergus, Michael, Sam, Bob and especially John for providing photos/info
But the unsung Hero of the day was Track Inspector Les, who reported a double broken fishplate (which Georgie promptly attended to)
Les was promised double time and a day in lieu as a Volunteer!