We took the opportunity of the short week to do a few of the odd jobs we’d been putting off in Maldon Yard.
We still had a few new point timbers to install, a rail to replace and a turnout that required some lifting and packing.
The dock road turnout was one, where one of the timbers we replaced had been a long timber to support the Annette lock, however given the extreme cost of long timbers we opted for a short timber joined to a sleeper to support the lock.
While we were there we also replaced a broken rail that had been plated up.
The 3/4rd turnout was in need of a good lift and tamp, we put a fair effort into lifting the blades to match the approach.
We also lifted a big dip which had developed at the end of the turnout leading into 4rd.