20th-22nd March 2020

Well, the country might be shutting down but work still continues, albeit carefully, at Levisham.  Up the line we have hired the digger again, for a 4 day long weekend, to continue our clearance works.  Two new ditches have been cut on the east side of the line where water was passing through the track.  As soon as we started the north ditch the bankside immediately started discharging water.  This ditch is draining into a cross culvert just south of the 15MP.  The southern ditch has already been fitted with a perforated pipe and surrounded by gravel, as the hillside is moving.  The land around the No Sheep Hut has been cleared and levelled, with the southside drainage ditch recut.  The roadside along the track has been widened south from No Sheep to the 14.5MP.  The blocked ditch below the incline hillside, which we cleared last year, has been dug out and the culvert entrance opened up.  The No Sheep Hut itself has been taken to the Station to allow it to be rebuilt.  The last of the scrub between the 13¾ and 14 mile posts has also been burnt in another large fire.

Meanwhile back at the Station, work has continued on the new fencing panels for the Camping Coach steps.  The Waiting Shelter bench, and then the Guard Van side, has received further coats of paint.  Two more gradient boards have been brought back to the Station for cleaning down and repainting.

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