The Wednesday gang were busy at Buckland, determining the location of the northern CWR anchor point, clipping up track laid and even laying the track to a point just over the Worcestershire border.
The welders will be back next week to do another 20 joints, such as this one.
More track will be laid beyond it, as we need some storage space for the supply train. That stretch will then be the jumping off point for the next big push forward, beyond Peasebrook Farm bridge.
A small gang returned to tidy up ('tweak') the second half of the curve past Little Buckland bridge.
As the track is already partially ballasted here, larger means such as the front bucket of the JCB are used to shift the track a few inches at a time. This works really well, compared to the Duff jacks used a few years back.
The curve also has to be in a good place as ballast is due here on Friday, ready for the tamper to pass during next week. It's a tightly choreographed timetable, with sometimes barely a day between steps, yet it's almost all volunteer led.
This is a fill in job between track laying and drainage work, but it's the start of the next push and it has already had two sessions of work on it at the time of writing. Soon we will be laying the first ballast bed along here, from a new base at Broadway.
Bright and early Steve was down at Stanton to spend just under 3 hours loading up the ballast train again, which was standing next to another large arrival of fresh stone from the Forest of Dean.
We have now ballasted right round the curve, and started on the straight towards Peasebrook farm..
Tomorrow more track laying will take place.