6th, 7th May 2017

After a 2 month gap waiting for materials and plant, we have returned to the site of the washout at the 14 mile post. It was a very early start (5.30am!) and we were joined by Peter of the Pway Dept, and his digger, to help lift the recovered stone back out of Pickering Beck. This, with the help of the dumper truck, allowed us to move around 30 tonnes of dressed stone back to the hole. With the machines out of the way, we could continue rebuilding the wall. This sounds easy, but a lot of the stones were very, very, heavy. The wall is now looking quite good but we will shortly be at the stage where we need the digger again to move spoil, so we can move onto the next section of collapsed wall.
Back at the Station work continues on repairing the NER van body, with more cutting and mortising of the new bottom beam. Painting of the cleaned steelwork pieces continued at the same time. The interior of the CCT walls have received a further coat of yellow gloss. We had help from some of the JVs again this weekend, even though it wasn’t a formal JV day.
Some more spare fire buckets have been cleaned down and painted, this is an ongoing task, as and when resources permit.
Weighbridge Teas have had another good weekend although they are always looking for more help.
More training has been given to a few more Signalmen on the new EPOS till system.

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