At the narrowest point there are barely 6ins each side of it.
That part of the scaffolding that stands on the trackbed should come down in a fortnight or so.
Interesting also is the wetness of the wheelmarks, which illustrates the lack of drainage that we are curing by scraping off the spoilt ballast all the way through.
No punctures today (there are many traps for the unwary tyre) so we got off to a flying start, as you can see here.
Approaching lunch time, we had filled in the second 30 yards, and we see Steve here doing a first pass with levelling the piles.
There are 9 centre drain catchpits, with 8 stretches of 30 yds in between. The road cone is on the third catch pit, so you can work out for yourself where we are.
To illustrate the quality of the spoilt ballast, take a look at the vegetation and caked clay in this bucketful!
Some flowers like well drained soil, but so does a track that wants to last a long time. We are on the case.
In this picture Steve has nearly completed scraping off the Malvern side of the third section.
All day long there was a knocking sound from the canopy, which came from one valliant member of the gang hammering down the waterproofing between layers of roofing sheets. Inside, the building is getting drier and drier. S&T were here too all day.
On the other side of the canopy Neal and John spent an afternoon fitting more sheets. It's very satisfying work, seing the building on which you have worked for so long gradually becoming watertight, bit by bit. And another sheet, and another.
Here they have passed the first chimney and are on their way to the second.
Next week looks like a busy one trackside too, with several mid week days planned.