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2017 October - Long Weekend Outdoor Update

Friday Tasks

•Ty Mawr———Picked up the Quarry Siding West turnout bearers and remaining long uncut bearers.

•Unloaded the plastic buckets into the orange hut at Cynfal

•Unload the turnout bearers at Quarry Siding

•East of Quarry Siding loop – located a site, built a crib and unloaded the other long bearers with batons between them.

•Crowed one of the Quarry Siding stock rails

•Loaded the crossing for the new turnout and the crow frame + nose And took to Pendre.

•Investigated the watercourses in the milepost 5 ¾ area.

•Tidied the Quarry Siding shed entrance area

•Concentrated the track fixings in Quarry Shed

•Laid out the sleepers at resleepering site by 4 ½ milepost

•Found spanners for taking the turnout crossing apart at Quarry siding

•Brought down enough of the ex Network sleepers for the sidings

•Swapped one of the switch blades with a better from at Ty Mawr

•Brought down two ex Trecwn softwood sleepers for replacing two defective steps at Cynfal

•Sorted out the mud in the entrance to Rhydyronen

•Moved the cement mixer from Wharf to store at Pendre

Saturday – Monday Tasks

•At Brynglas prepared some displaced rails for loading

•At Brynglas investigated a drainage issue just west of the loop

•At Brynglas loaded a surplus sleeper to go into stock at Quarry Siding

•Placed the telecoms wire behind the fixings West of Brynglas loop

•Returned all the skates to Pendre for attention

•Offloaded and appropriately distributed the scrap, rubbish and sleepers at Wharf

•Returned the tools, firewood, fishplate nuts and bolts to store at Pendre

•Ty Mawr Loaded the other two sets of turnout bearers and took them to Wharf

•Raked up a lot of the cut grass in the memorial garden

• Strimmed the drive at Abergynolwyn

•Strimmed the playground at Abergynolwyn

•Leaf blowing the drive and entrance at Abergynolwyn

•Leaf blowing the track in the platform area at Abergynolwyn

•Removed another five 1 ton bags of stones from Cynfal stream (That’s twelve this year!). We also put another ton of stone on the boflat for use at Wharf

•Returned the empty dredging buckets to Quarry Siding

•Fuelled the Bobcat

•Obtained the required measurements on the creep bridge at Brynglas

•Loaded the ex trecwn turnout sleepers from the rail stacks

•Offloaded the sleepers at Wharf after moving the long softwoods

•Rodded the drain at the west end of the loop

•Measured and paired the curved BS50 rails for the Wharf south side sidings

•Fitted two of the museum wagon protector tops

•Removed the concrete from around the base of a Limit of Shunt post

Update and photos by Keith Theobald

Loading sleepers at Ty Mawr
Strimming work completed at Rhydyronen
Cynfal Stream - lots of rubble removed!
No 1 Talyllyn on a down train at Brynglas

Source: Latest News

Posted by Peter Bowyer on 12 October 2017

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