Monday, 13 June 2016

Work starts at Hayles

Just a short update to report that today was the first working day at Hayles Abbey halt.

Due to the heavy rain overnight and steady rain into this morning, the turnout was rather subdued this morning. Your blogger, at work at Broadway, came to deliver a brand new shovel that was offered as a direct result of the appeal in the last post. Amazing how this works. Thank you, Graham!

Today was a setting out day and the two that came were quite enough to achieve the day's objective.

Here we see Jim with the master plan, and Paul checking the height and clearance from the track.

A quantity of blocks sufficient to start laying has also been brought down, and this will no doubt provide the basis for the first day's laying work the next time there is a working day. This will be either a Friday or a Monday, so if you fancy giving Jim a hand, drop him a line.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on beginning the Hayles Abbey Halt project. It will have to be a psychological bottle of Champagne, I'm afraid to Christen it!; but all the best with the build. Regards, Paul.