The pile of fresh ballast is between the Pway train and the end of the turnout, and yes, there were trains running today. We are that close to the end of the line, but hoping to move away further and further...
We've got our Dogfish wagons ready too, some recently overhauled, so we're ready to go.
The Terram is wider than we need, so don't worry too much about the line we took - it straightens out as you can see.
Here is Andy doing a bit of 'manual labour' laying stones along the edge, in case the wind changes direction and gets under the textile on the Cotswolds side.
That's a nice row of stones there. Keep going, Andy! Just 2 miles left to do.
Here is the view from the Pway train, looking north. The trackbed has been further graded, and a roller brought in to compact it, so that the stones do not puncture the Terram from underneath.
After the first 30yds, there's a little site discussion to see how it's going.
The scrub at the start of the curve to Little Buckland in the distance will be cleared when the bird nesting season is over.
|Hey, you said it was my turn on the roller now!|