Thursday, 24 December 2015

Saturday's pictures

Here are a few more pictures from Saturday:

The wall by the former slope is coming along nicely. The track in the foreground is coming out in the new year.

Here is the other end, so that you can see the planned extent of the new platform. Block laying has reached the end, here lying flat because of the slope. We will be laying similar blocks at Hayles Abbey halt, and if anyone wants to help do this next year, we would be delighted to hear from you.

These two pictures show the southern end of the extension, and the tricky transition from the old platform slope to the new bit. All is becoming clear here, but no wonder Pete and his gang had to have a couple of tries at it, it looks complicated.

For those escaping from screaming grandchildren (like your blogger, in his study), here is another puzzle picture:

It's one of John Diston's, and he hasn't put a caption on it, so it's up to us to work it out. The loco number, the only polished bit on the loco, is 41304 with a shed plate of 6D, which was Shrewsbury from 1963 to 1967, and this fits in with John Diston's travels around the country. So did he photograph it at Shrewsbury?

Any other useful remarks about the picture?

Merry Christmas to all our blog watchers, and thank you for your interest and support!