Wednesday, 9 March 2022

Broomhill works continue apace - 5th & 9th March 2022

 Angus reports for Saturday

"Small squad today only David Bruce and myself. In morning loaded two trolley loads with shiny new screws also Pandrol clips and dropped off ready at base plates to be screwed and fitted into new sleepers. On returns loaded scrapped baseplates on to trolleys and returned to flatrol and back for more as trolley too heavy to push. After lunch did some packing under new sleepers then tidying ballast and cess as only photo shows" - David working, Georgie and Bruce chatting

about the use of old rails, photo from Bruce's more usual local heritage railway line
 The East Somerset!

Midweek day today 

And a lot of drilling and screwing down (flattening 1 wee & 2 big batteries)  

here the gauge was found to be unusually tight, so gentle precise persuasion by Georgie using back to back track jacks, Mike drilling and Angus readying the screws (Georgie did allow Angus to drill a few almost vertical holes)

  Meanwhile our virtual quarry is being re-stocked for future use along the line. 

With a strong wind towards us we heard the horn of our new class 37 and test train coming from miles away, rather dull view from trackside approaching worksite

but Bruce had time to clamber up the farm track and catch it with a glimpse of sunshine (and some blokes standing around doing nothing as usual!) But overall we did achieve a good amount of work.
Thanks to Mike, Angus, Roddy, Bruce and Georgie. 

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