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2017 October - Long Weekend Outdoor Update

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

• 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

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