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2013 Winter Outdoor Week Report

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61 (51) people very kindly gave 294 (235) people days worth of hard work, last years figures are in brackets.

Please see the following list for the weeks achievements: Track Re-sleepering Between 4 ¼ & 4 ½ milepost (210 sleepers) 2 lengths Quarry Siding Loop (19 sleepers) 5 lengths Nant Gwernol Loop (55 sleepers) 10 lengths on Cynfal Bank (112 sleepers) Re-railing 10 lengths on Cynfal bank (306 ft) Exposing the curved siding turnouts crossing to ascertain the issue - Drilling 112 sleepers for the Cynfal Bank task Old fixings sorted and defective ones scrapped Quantity of garden grade sleepers transferred to Wharf for onward sale.

A further 132 sleepers loaded ready for drilling at the Guest House Lineside Lineside vegetation & tree management on the extension – opening up views and removing dangerous and damaged branches and trees Drainage work in the Dolgoch area Weeding of the viaduct Drainage work East of Quarry Siding Lineside clearance East of Quarry Siding Lineside clearance West of Dolgoch woods Drainage work at Nant Gwernol Bonfires as required on the extension Bonfire just West of Quarry Siding to remove the large quantity of accumulated material Wharf South Side Wharf South Side work Track work outside the Gunpowder Shed Short curved section and turntable Prep work for the approach track Bobcat gardening at Wharf Signal and Telegraph S&T Ty Mawr area S&T Abergynolwyn Load of scrap from Abergynolwyn to Wharf Standing up plug in points Painting Carriage painting support at Pendre Other tasks IT work at Wharf Grand tidy up at the end of the week Thank you to Keith Theobald for the update and photos, and to everyone who turned up for the week.

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