A passing empty dumper was flagged down by Steve to receive this gift: a huge ball of redundant fence and barbed wire.
This was taken to Broadway and should eventually end up in a skip. All the fencing on the Cotswolds side has been completly renewed.
With the remaining ballast pile at Broadway diminishing rapidly (only one of the 3 fresh lorry loads ordered actually came) one dumper was detailed to assist Stevie to move the surpluses of ballast dumped around, while he graded the trackbed from bridge 4 onwards. We've got a bit too much here, so we can tip it on the other end and make it longer.
While unrolling the Terram, we came across a large tree stump and Stevie removed this for us.
You need to remember that this area was a jungle 2 years ago. In fact a picture of it will help remind those who haven't had chance to walk the old trackbed when it was still heavily overgrown..
- The ballast top up didn't fully happen
- The 6T dumper got a puncture.
Sadly this is the second puncture we have had at Broadway, and the cause in both cases is the same: Reinforcement steel from broken concrete brought to Broadway for disposal by other departments.
Ballasting work resumes on Monday and we expect to be doing this for several days yet, albeit with a pause over Christmas.