The early rain stopped in time to allow digging to continue on the trackbed. Care was taken in digging the area in front of the foundry building, where there is a drainage pipe running parallel to the line. By close of play, the digging had been completed, ready for the bottom layer of brick and crushed concrete. If necessary, a little hand digging may be required once the track alignment is finalised.
The wood panels from the second passenger coach received a further coat of red paint.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The last two weeks have seen further progress on our major winter project. Much hard work by our volunteers has seen the trackbed dug out as far as the shed, and part of the crushed brick and concrete sub-base installed.
Next week we hope to finish the digging, ready for the next stage. However, we are reliant on our local quarry being able to supply suitable ballast, which is not available at present due to the wet weather.