Good turnout on another of recent beautiful days, the construction of a small rail inspection pit inside Morley's Mansion at Boat of Garten had been constructed by Georgie using predominantly old sleepers, fishplates and chair screws as below.
The day started with filling in the track up to rail level in the centre of the shed and up to sleeper height in the 4 foot, and then carried on with moving rails into place ready for laying track in.
The Grantown on Spey railway station nameboard was found in amongst stuff at the back of the shed at the start of the project and is likely to be preserved here for some time I suspect.
In the afternoon the weather was so good I took a trip up, to see how things were getting on enroute to my work. On arrival, all I was greeted with - where are the ice creams?
The concrete sleepers were then lifted into the sloping alignment up from the shed towards the running line, rubber pads placed, waiting for clips, biscuits and of course rails
Not our usual worker to watcher ratio, honest! Georgie giving a refresher course on how to clip up flat bottom rail.
Thanks go to Georgie, Ian (for info and above photo), Roger, Neil, Jim, Andrew and Andy.
Whilst doing his track inspection John Wood spotted the above, being resourceful his own human fire hydrant wasn't quite enough.......so he had to go and get water from another stream.