Rail Preparation

Today we prepared 40 more 80lb rails for re-railing.

With our new grab it has made moving the rails around a fraction of the job it was previously.

While the rails are being drilled and or cut you can see the excavator sorting rails. Here Rolf & Malcolm are drilling holes in the end of a rail (for fishplate bolts)

We finished the rails sorting, cutting drilling and loading with time to spare, so we spent some time straightening a big kink in the platform road at Muckleford.

We even had time to do a spot of lifting and tamping of some subsidence in 2 road.

Tomorrow will see these rails dropped out at curve 16 to enable us to complete the curve re-railing.

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