Monday 15th Oct
An extra day today to take advantage of a train-free line to unload cable troughing - six of us braved the rain.
The class 73 had two objectives today once it had retrieved the two bogie flats from Broadway North siding - the empty one is destined for Stanway where PWay need it for loading a significant number of scrap/surplus rails which will be transported Winchcombe for sorting.
The second one has about 300 of the stored concrete cable troughs on it.
After a bit of shunting the empty one was despatched to Stanway and the other lined up just past Evesham Road Bridge - we gradually worked our way up to Childswickham Bridge unloading the troughs and placing them in their approx positions. There will still be a fair bit of work to level and align them. They will not be buried.
And looking south along the caravan site fence past the goods shed - a total of 300 offloaded up to Childswickham Bridge.
All rather soggy - it rained all day. The next phase will have to wait for better weather!
And for a bit of respite lever 3 was pulled off in the box and I walked up in the drizzle to take a picture of the route indicating into platform 2 - looks OK to me as UP M! !