Mike Tough reports - Last week Lampitt Rail Services Ltd were contracted in, to continue our re-sleepering effort on the Kinchurdy Straight between 87 1/2 & 3/4 mile posts.
Sunday 26 February 2023
Monday 20 February 2023
Saturday saw an unwelcome overnight fall of snow at Boat of Garten, where we met and the train was readied and shunted from PWay Depot onto the mainline heading for milepost 92
fortunately less snow on the ground nearer Broomhill but a bone chilling mist (can't have everything!)
Sunday 12 February 2023
Midweek saw us without Georgie, task set for us was to neatly spread the dropped ash in the cesses 92 1/2 milepost near Broomhill.
"renewing a few ferrules and screws" near Boat South signalbox. Georgie had got a load of M screws when she was South during the week. Mike removed screws, possibly David and Kevin did battle with old ferrules and above foreground John screwed them down using wrench.
Saturday 4 February 2023
Friday 3rd February saw small squad head out to Kinchurdy with Ian operating the recently repaired Jacker Packer to lift track and pack (as below and repeat many times!) - to facilitate the renewing of sleepers.