Rail Recovery

Today was a big day of tidying up. Some might say making a bigger mess, but it’s a neccesary evil unfortunately.

We used Goudges to Godreys Lns as our trial patch, collecting all the fastenings and placing them near the crossings

The sleepers were plucked out of the roadbed with the grabs and placed to the side for later collection.

The roadbed was then roughly levelled using a trusty old steel sleeper in the grabs of the digger, acting much like a smudge bar, not perfect but certainly good enough to drive along now.

Tomorrow we’ll be beginning at Maldon, where we’ll be devising a clever plan to make dragging rails across the crossings easier. Meeting at Maldon from 7.30 or at Godreys Ln from 9am (ish).

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