12th, 13th November 2016

Well we started with a good burn up on Friday evening, getting rid of the scrub and old rotten fencing, albeit a week later than we had planned.
Saturday dawned damp as we took delivery of come pre loved kitchen storage units for the new shed in the yard. With these safely under cover it was time to catch the train!
This was no ordinary passenger train but the Permanent Way’s engineering train which we boarded to take us along Levisham straight. Once on site we helped with the un-clipping, un-fishplating and moving of the rails. Why, I hear you ask? The expansion gaps between rails were insufficient so the gaps required widening.
Saturday night was a big dinner event at the Black Bull pub just outside Pickering, where 30 of the group got together for an evening out. Everyone had a good time, bar your Station Master who had to go to work that evening and missed the event.
Sunday was a re-run of Saturday, helping the PW team re-clip, re-fishplate and generally finish the job.

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