|The mixer lorry and the pump have arrived on the road above the station|
|All is ready - start pumping!|
Here we can see the concrete flowing freely, and beginning to fill up the trench.
B&S volunteers helped with filling and levelling, so that the whole pour, once set up, only took an hour or so.
In the meantime, the lads were back from Broadway with a supply of blues, so once the concrete has gone off, brick laying can commence.
|Half way there|
|The use of the pump can clearly be seen here - how else to get concrete to this inaccessible site?|
|...and looking north, towards the rest of the platform.|
|The completed pour, looking south...|
As the pour came to an end it started to rain, so the day was completed by unloading the blues from Broadway.
The B&S gang would now like to progress as quickly as possible, because in a separate operation the PWay gang will be relaying the track in platform 2 (looking rather weedy in the pictures above) as well as the southern part of the track in platform 1. The spent ballast that will come out is ideal for use as infill behind the new wall.
The track works will start at the end of the Santa Special season, i.e. in January, so that wall needs to be up by Christmas. The next full working day will be Wednesday next week, and more volunteers in B & S are always welcome to help get the work done on time.