Further work has been carried out on the main running track over the winter, including sleeper replacement and fishplate oiling, whilst currently underway is relaying the runround loop at Toddington, which has suffered from waterlogging.
Toddington's loop removed.
Our Simplex diesel and three side tipping skips have been used to remove and transport very wet clay and ballast to Didbrook. Toddington platform is also receiving remedial work on the rear foundation, with blockwork and fencing being rebuilt.
Emptying the skips at Didbrook.
Remedial work to Toddington's platform.
Our Signal Box 'California Crossing' much needed timber replacement has proceeded very well, with painting in progress before the steps to the cabin are put back in place. Whilst Inside the workshops the Trecwn brake van is once more looking resplendent in bright red on the exterior, while the interior has received a repaint as well.
The boiler inspector has visited to visually check 'Chaka' and will shortly return for its annual steam test. Off site, Justine's boiler overhaul has made good progress towards completion with firebox stays soon to be fitted.
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