Saturday 13th January 2018
It was not an unlucky day for the BAG team, as we learnt that the Station would have a car park. This would be built and run by Wychavon DC enabling visitors, after August, to have somewhere to park their car, whilst enjoying travelling on our railway.
There were 15 volunteers in today with a number of jobs to get their hands on. Fence erecting, gate making, posts to insert and electrical cabling, filling in holes and trenches, also painting.
ElectricsThe first cable ran from the main junction to the signal box.
|Phil are you receiving|
|John & Brian discussing what's next|
Using radios for communication, the cable was fed down the trunking. Phil down the manhole was halfway helping to pull the cable through and Mike plus John S at the signal box winding in the pull rope.
The next job was the cables for the lights on Platform 1 and then down the driveway.
Clearing upOne of the first jobs was to tidy up the Station. Vic and Stuart collected all the tile boxes and debris from the pine trees to take over to the bonfire area.
|On the floor and walls|
The two tilers have been hard at it as can be seen from the two photos above.
Wood FenceKeith S, Vic and Robin worked on fitting the fence near the Station building.
Keith was on the Auger drilling two holes for the intermediate posts. Once the rails had been attached by Vic, Robin then took over and applied wood preservative to the new fence. A second coat was required on some of the fence up the drive.
PaintingMike T applied undercoats of paint to the recently installed spear fence.
Wood WorkingPeter Q and Neal were engaged in modifying bits of wood. Peter Q was making a gate and Neal was making the shuttering for the footbridge footings. (Sorry no photos)
Down a Hole
KerbingWith the wood fence in place, footpath backing kerbing could be installed. A mix of wet concrete for hole filling was made by John S, Phil & Keith S and a dry mix for kerb installation. Here Phil and Vic get the depth correct for the setting out of the kerbs.
Trench Filling and Kerb MovingJohn B and Stuart filled some of the dips and trenches that were appearing in the car parking area. After completing this, they then collected fallen debris from the pine trees and moved edging kerbs from down the drive to the working area.
VisitorsOne of the many visitors who came today to see the progress, was this chap on a classic pedal cycle
which was one from his collection.
Blast from the PastThis week we will look at some of the photos taken of the construction of the Signal Box.
This photo taken in 2012 shows the preparation of the ground for the foundations.
These set of photos above were taken in 2013. The boards laid out for the base, the concrete base ready and brick laying commencing.
We are now into 2014 with the arrival of some of the bits & pieces which will be added as the building grows.
The year is now 2016 with the roof being assembled.
|First Steam Engines|
|The Beam at Rest|
|Jo and the Gate|
|Platform gap closed|
This final picture was taken yesterday Jan 2018 after the electrical cable was installed.