Sunday, 19 January 2014

Winter P-Way...

Hi guys. Today, with little else going on elsewhere on the railway, I decided to head out to Carlton bridge (around 1.5 miles from Shackerstone) to help with the Permanent Way work. The Carlton Bridge area has recently been in need of some TLC and the winter closed season is a perfect time to carry out these tasks. There was a bad drop-joint on the approach to the bridge which has now been completely removed. The sleepers across the bridge are also being replaced and the rail ends have been cut and re-drilled in order to lose the wear which the many trains that travel over them cause as time goes on. Permanent Way is hard & heavy work and you certainly feel it when you've done a day. However, the progress achieved is quite rewarding and, in the summer, we can play trains on nice, smooth track. Thanks for reading guys, Sam...

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