Saturday 13 April 2013

Saturday 13th April 2013

Well that was a tough old day! The main task was to raise the level of infill behind platform 2, ready for the lamppost  sockets and ducting to go in.

8:30 - Gathering the ballast from south of the Evesham Road Bridge

9:00 Start of the job - All smiles!

 11:00 Getting down to it!

Lunchtime  - Getting near the end of the first layer and time for the Roller

4:00 Second layer  1 1/3 completed and everyone cream crackered

I know I've said it many times before what a back breaking task this is, and well done to the gang (Steve, Tony, Clive and Roger) who stuck at it all day, this includes John Crawford in the excavator and Jo and his forty +  trips over the Evesham Road Bridge with the dumper! A brilliant job.

The other success of the day was the final extraction (a bit like a wisdom tooth!) of the GWR post foot out of the embankment behind 2. Sunk in 1/2 m of good solid concrete it took two days in total to free it. You could feel the warm glow of satisfaction for about a mile. Well done to Jim H and and Ron T for your determination.  I suggested someone held it up in the air for a photo but there were no takers

Finally thanks to the brick cleaners(including new starter Roger Harrison) for the marathon today. Also to John Blofield who seems to morph around the site doing 3 or 4 jobs at once.

A Brick laying special on Monday - keep the faith!

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