Platform 1B continues to get the attention and is coming along nicely. It's worth remembering that this section of wall is designed to contain the movement of the embankment behind it and the sooner this is done the happier I shall be.
|Roger in action|
Dot in Action 1) and music to my ears(if I can mix my metaphors!) Dot is a vital work horse for us in moving ballast around and levelling ground. She has been sorely missed over the past 6 months. Here she is shifting the recovered brick samples behind platform 1A
In this YouTube clip Dot shifts some hardcore behind 1A(.Dot in Action 2). A great video clip - thanks to Jo again for his camera/phone work!
A sorry end to the tale is that Dot sprung an hydraulic oil leak after an hour and had to be returned base. Like all temperamental ladies, she lets you know when shes had enough!
Lastly Gord and Dave worked like Trojans feeding the bonfires down in the car park - it is really hard graft trying to keep the fires fed - once lit you don't want them to go out.
If you have not been Watching Michael Portillo's Great British Railway Journeys you have missed a treat - takes a run on the Cotswold line and then down from Malvern to Cardiff, picking up on the Dean Forest Railway on the way. Really enjoyable stuff.( Michael Portillo's Great British Railway Journeys)