Our Roving Reporter was out enjoying the warmer weather recently and he has submitted these pictures to the News Desk……
Mark had the mini digger out on the South side of the cutting C2 to reduce the slope angle to prevent any future difficulties with land slips. Now this has been completed the trackbed can be finished and the 7¼” Circuit ‘C’ Comrie track relaid to the correct height. This will then leave the short section under the bridge for edge boards and final ballasting.
Mark again at the controls of the mini digger.
Other work has seen the point levers on Circuit ‘C’ at the East & West ends refurbished and painted. These were done off site when the weather was so bad that working out doors was impractical (well, that’s the polite way of putting it!)
When the weather improved, they were returned to site and fitted. Not all jobs require attendance at Almondell!
Another job that is vitally important to keeping the momentum of progress is maintenance on the plant and machinery. Often a dirty job, Peter & George have been working on the dumper truck and the diesel roller. Both were getting to be reluctant starters, needing the ‘happy juice’ to help them cough into life. However, Peter set to and stripped both down giving George a list of parts which he then sourced.
I couldn’t resist including this picture as the words of the song ‘Three wheels on my wagon and I keep rolling along‘ and it seemed such a pity to miss the opportunity to use it.
Unfortunately we don’t think this will solve the problem totally. It looks like we will need the assistance of the farmer who has the field next to us too.