Sunday 14 May 2023
Tuesday 9 May 2023
after the excess ballast removed from the sleepers, just a case of renewing the packing and screwing down the crossing timbers into the old holes, or so we thought! Alas somehow they didn't line up at all, so new notches cutout and drilling new holes ensued, just after photo taken - Fergus' drill battery expired with it jammed in and a train coming......
mole grips saved the day. Eventually discovered that the foot crossing now has more of a skew to align better with the gate on the up side - hence the holes not aligning earlier. At the end Georgie had us trying to match her neatness on tidying the track shoulders, to be continued. Not sure if visible but the telegraph wires are apparently being shorted by the encroaching branches - Fergus planning to do a bit of pruning.
Thanks to Mike, Fergus, Ian, Andrew and Georgie.
Bank Holiday Monday at Aviemore new Running Shed site saw the commencement of digging the East pit at long last but as luck would have it nothing but rusted car bits were dug up at the North end, hindering site clearance.
Thanks to Mike, Georgie and Alex (the stonemason).
Mike provided portrait photos.
P.S. Further progress below 09/05
And today 10/05, I think both taken by Colin Sterling.
Friday 5 May 2023
In April a lot of work has gone into the platform works at Boat of Garten