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Re: Work in Progress

Postby g.89 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:00 pm

One last post.

Whilst all the demolition was going on Richard and Ed (who handed over to Skipper to drive the JCB) spent some time with a laser level doing preparatory surveying of field two.

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The laser level
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Is it level?
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby Turnip Town » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:55 pm

A significant day for the Yorkshire Wolds Railway today with the start of deliveries of further track and materials to the Fimber Halt visitor centre from Drax power station. It was very heartwarming to see the first of the kindly and generously donated materials arriving and also the reaction from passing motorists!

The materials will in due course be utilised in extending the railway's running line southwards and also creating some siding space in which to store railway vehicles when not in use or undergoing maintenance and restoration by volunteers, safely away from the running line.

Some photos from today.....
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The first lorry load eases into the car park.
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Fabulous, lots of track materials!
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Unloading underway with member and volunteer Paul Denston overseeing operations.
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby Turnip Town » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:00 pm

Some more.....
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby Turnip Town » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:02 pm

And finally.....
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby g.89 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:40 pm

As well as track being delivered, other things happened today! Our Fimber Halt signs were taken down and Neil Anderson took them home to Aike to refurbish them. We were obviously sold some less than durable so called marine ply when they were made three years ago as they have badly rotted which should not be the case with marine ply. Neil is having to dismantle them, rebuild with good quality marine ply and then do the sign writing, all over again.
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Neil with one of the damaged signs.
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Away they go!


Some tea drinking and talking also took place!

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Isn't it great watching men at work?
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby g.89 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:47 pm

A few more shots of the sights at Fimber today.

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Ivan joins the ministry of silly walks!
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How did Chairman Ed get a signal?
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If anyone can guess Paul Denston's dog's name they get a free cab ride.


His four and a half month old German shepherd (male) has a very topical name!

I'll tell you next week unless someone gets it right.
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby g.89 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:51 pm

Three more then no more.

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Smart or what?
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Tie the knot or drop the lot.
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By hook or by crook we'll get them rails delivered!
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby donnyrover » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:35 pm

It was indeed a great day today, i and Andy Barwick were at Drax supervising the materials, we managed to get 5 lorry loads of track with sleepers, 1 ton bags of fish plates, bolts, bullhead track clips and 4 boxes of track chairs, and level crossing mats on site today and i am sure i have forgotton some things off the list there was so much of it. I will be at Drax tomorrow to collect the remaing track, track chairs, bolts, crossing mats and a huge amount of bullhead and flat bottom 30ft and 20ft loose track. Should be another fabulous day.
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby Rail Rover » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:32 pm

A few more from Sunday, the second delivery day - & just as cold...!

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Here we go!

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The first lorry unloads from its trailer

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One side of the site; there's more behind me!
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby AndyB » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:48 pm

A few photos from Drax on Saturday, very cold but there was a bit of sunshine.
Andy & Brian

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Loading Paul's truck after the two contract trucks have left for Fimber


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Brian takes a "micro rest" while filling the last box with loose chairs


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Loose bullhead check rail destined for Fimber is lit up by the late afternoon sun.
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