A dull drizzly day greeted the volunteers on Wednesday. This didn't stop 28 signing in through the day.
JC had organised the hire of a Bobcat for the day and was determined that we get our money's worth. First job was to position the RSJ that is to be the main support for the rodding tunnel.
Jim and Tony steady the beam as JC edges it into place.
Bob, Keith and Tony making sure the beam is in the correct position.
In the picture below Bob is starting to set out the brickwork at the ends of the beam
JC manoeuvres the Bobcat over the temporary ramp, built to get it over the lower courses of the platform wall to get into position for the next job.
This was to be some test holes on the site of the footbridge tower foundations.
Bobcat's final job was to lift some of the cut up
bridge towers into the metal skip. This is the final
piece of the tower to be recycled.
In the distance Bobcat's big brother can be seen working on the embankment. It had been digging trenches so that the engineers and surveyors could check the condition of the embankment. As they were back-filled the embankment was tidied up.
To catch up on other things happening, Paul mixes whilst Tony and Bob carry on with the brickwork for the closure of the platform in front of the signal box. Below is the job at the end of the day, the RSJ now looking part of the wall.
Down on the car park Dave, Brian and Ron carried on with the salvage of anything useful off the old footbridge stairs,
Below, Steve has just brought a load of salvaged material back to the main site for storage. Ron and Peter, (a new volunteer, welcome Peter), having unloaded are covering up for the coming weather.
In the signal box Graham and Mike valiantly carry on with the painting, now on the roof gloss coat.
Below, a sneaky shot of Peter skillfully fitting the lock to the lever room door.
Further up the site Dave is continuing the clearance of the boundary line fence.