Today was an extra mid-week day squeezed in at Boat of Garten - to expedite the drilling of sleepers (62 done today) prior to the welcome arrival again of Lampitt Rail Services in August, to complete the big relay at Kinchurdy,
Tuesday 27 June 2023
Friday 23 June 2023
Sunday 18 June 2023
Sometime ago Tuesday 13th of June was picked as the date for the whole line Weedkiller train, as there was no service trains planned, little did we know that the line had been hired out for a private operation, so we had to fit in with them,
Normal P'Way Saturday, saw Georgie yet again on Diesel banking duties whilst this hot spell continues. However she left a "few" sleepers to pre-drill using the bullhead rail jig.
Monday 12 June 2023
Aviemore Running Shed - Hot spell continues
John caught 5025 heading off shed towards Aviemore Station prior to his long hot track inspection to Boat of Garten.
Monday 5 June 2023
Medium sized squad met in glorious sunshine at Boat of Garten Saturday 3rd June for usual P'Way meet, alas Georgie phoned to say she was not with us, as she had to drive the banking diesel, to ease the associated fire risk from the Steam Service. "Not too hard a task" was set for us - fishplate oiling, once we assembled all the necessary parts which were scattered somewhat, we set off towards Drumuillie, every 180 foot length was oiled, thereafter every second joint on the usual 60 foot.