What a day it has been, with a small but keen gang we managed to get a complete layer of fill the full length of 1A by lunchtime and by knocking off time we had got the final fill up to platform level along three quarters of the length and that is ready for rolling by tomorrows gang, we have also concreted round three of the lamp post bases to within a short distance of the top of the shutters
Surprise of the day was a visit late morning by Ron who was pleased to see progress, needless to say the job stopped for a few minutes for everyone to have a chat and hand shake.
More Good news, no need for the gabions, we successfully built up the bank with earth to support the high level of stone fill, and where did we get the soil from, by starting to clear the base for the signal box and we also found one undamaged platform slab and a few bricks, but a lot more must be dug out before the final levels are achieved.
Finally, Dot is back up an running, poor thing had a fuel pipe blockage and the sediment filter was full of gunj, so she now boasts a complete new fuel line, cleaned filter and new clean fuel in the tank, and she is rareing to go tomorrow!!
See you tomorrow
Here are a set of photos from Jo :
|The Lads - Knackered but Happy!|
And for the icing on the cake - A YouTube video
Thanks Jo and to everyone who worked themselves to a standstill today - what will tomorrow bring?