As you may now be well aware we have taken a while to get our beloved rodding safely under the tracks and over Evesham Road Bridge, but today was the day.
As we progress, levels and alignments need re-adjustment to get everything moving smoothly.
So one of the first actions today was to install a pair of single rollers in the six foot to give additional support to the rods going across the tracks :
and encase them with concrete in the previously constructed shuttering boxes.
Last week I promised a picture of one of the pre-cast supports that will now be used from the Bridge up to the points - so some serious holes to dig in the ballast:
A couple more of the steel supports to assemble, - - all we need to fill the gap up to the bridge, here's Len W fitting them together
Now all the supports are fitted and concreted in - Carl S giving them the perfect finish with a trowel
A view of the rodding looking back over the bridge towards the station:
Carl S took advantage of the fine weather to creosote the ballast retaining boards before fitting them back on the bridge:
And Keith L rounded off the day with a bit of gardening to fill in and tidy up round all the excavations:
The gang viewed from the bracket!
And the completed rodding over the bridge.
Plenty more of the same to come!