Tuesday 25th Aug
Just two of us in today and another ground signal to remove and recondition - the double one adjacent to the bracket signal at Winchcombe North.
Luckily this one is mounted on a steel plate secured to a concrete block with studs - so no clearing of ballast required this time.
We got most of the fittings off in situ so no heavy lifting required.
We haven't got another one of these double units so this one needs to be sorted out and replaced. It is an original GWR version. Here is the stripped casting ready to be cleaned. Unusually, the two balance weights came off easily with no drama!
So cleaning continues...........