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Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Two Timbers for No.8

Ian, Bill, Kevin, James & Steve digging out ash ballast around two timbers ....
.....  at No.8 point which are causing difficulty for the signalman due to lost motion
Unfastening the chairs
The more decaysd 13' softwood timber has been chopped up in situ .....
..... but the bits are awkward to remove - even with the extra assistance of George
The 10' timber being removed diagonally
A replacement 13'6" hardwood timber being dragged to the trolley
- with Bill using his powers of levitation at the other end
The timber express
The view from Gibraltar Bridge of the 10' timber going in .....
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)
..... which wasn't too awkward - but there's discussion over the longer one .....
..... which weighs about 200 kg
Nearly in
Aligning the timbers
Fastening down one side .....
..... & to gauge
A return working - the job should be completed tomorrow
Geoff's been painting the legs of the roadside sign
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)
Ian's been busy with Twizell's mud hole doors

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