Hearing the weather forecast for Cumbria today it would seem that we were very lucky here in the Midlands with it being mild & dry. Today there were 25 volunteers at Broadway Station all eager to get stuck in.
Peter, Ray & Vic were the early birds soon followed by a stream of eager beavers. Vic behind the camera, 'watch the birdy'.
As usual several jobs required working on today. Sorting out the containers to obtain more storage space, placing more kerbstones on the driveway, painting the dagger boards. Clearing the roof in preparation of the scaffolding being removed from the track bed-side and the glaziers arriving on Friday.
Tony & John S in Container 3, Mike S trying to find some paint and brushes.
Down on the driveway was Rod, Ron, Keith, Young Dave & Vic. Whilst Rod, Ron & Keith were working on the kerbstone setting, Young Dave was fetching and carrying. Vic continued ballast backing on the already laid kerbstones.
Paul the mixer looking on, as Keith & Rod set out the guide line.
Paul our ever ready mixer.
In the back ground, the ballast support has been shovelled up to the kerbs. In the front are the newly laid stones and a barrow of cement brought down by Young Dave.
Along Platform 1, here shows the edging slabs that have been laid for sometime. With the movement of traffic along with ageing, some of the pointing needed renewing. Bob & Clive took on this task, Paul making up their required mixture.
Bob W (above) at the Southern end, covered up his work in case it rained, Clive at the Northern end mostly repaired underneath the coping stones.
Pat (alias Stan on my earlier blog) and Ian were the brush cutter operators today, working on the Cotswold side.
Pat giving me a wave (I think) on his own and joined later by Ian
Up on the Roof
John C, Dave H, Mike, Mike S, Neal & Peter carrying out a variety of jobs. Fitting final pieces of trimming, joint sealing and painting.
The two Mikes are seen here painting, with John & Dave using the hoist to lift and lower the required items.
Rod the Milk, Buzz the Sparks
Chris deploying his carpentry skills and Steve 'open all hours'.
John Balderstone & Peter K discussing metal work requirements, with John C and Neal listening on.
Steve and his trusty JCB steed were preparing the land on the southern side of Broadway bridge where the running line will come through.
A ground level shot of the rails going North
It's Steve's last day today, as next week he goes into hospital for work on his other ankle. We wish him all the best and a speedy recovery. Graham the Paint is also to have tests, so hope all goes well for him.
Julie & Terry are both suffering the seasonal ills. (Sniffle, sniffle).
We were hoping they would and they did, the glass panels have arrived. Unloaded and lifting up onto the scaffolding boards. Just need some glaziers now? Photos by Dave H.