A second gang had formed to start digging out the foundations for a concrete walkway to the level crossing.
The yard car park is much in demand these days, certainly noticed when the PWay Telehandler tried to get through the parked cars with forkfuls of concrete sleepers.
Did your car have a large dent in its roof?
Access to B&S's site today however was reserved using these plastic barriers.
Again the ground was so hard they had to use an SDS drill to get into it.
The material was then further loosened with a mattock, just off to the right of the picture.
Pete shoveled it into the wheelbarrow, on the left. Yep, the whole action is on this picture. No, it's not a pose, they really did work this hard.
When the first hole was (thought to be) big enough, they measured it just to be sure.
Is that 5 feet, or shall we have six?
Ahead is the Santa bay, at the moment filled with some rather attractive and freshly repainted goods vehicles.
Here they are busy excavating the last bits from the hole started last week, and fitting the first bit of concrete shuttering.
'When is the concrete lorry coming then', we asked.
'There's no concrete lorry, we are mixing the concrete ourselves'.
And true enough, it was all mixed and barrowed in by hand, brave lot.
|'Where are you going with that plank, Pete?' 'I'm off to make a film....'|
The concrete was being barrowed over to here.
The path to the Gents has been blocked off with a barrier. Miscreants will be identified by their boot marks in the wet concrete, you have been warned !
Here the first section, that interesting slope, is almost complete. Just a few more shovel fulls to fill some shallow gaps are being applied.
Last of all a spaceman rushed out - it was our very own Eddy, dressed in a rather intimidating dust mask. Hot teas no doubt left standing, to slowly get cold....
The guys haven't finished yet. Next week they will complete the bit from the door here to the roadway. It seems the double doors in the picture are used for the delivery of heavy materials to C&W on some sort of trolley, which prefers a nice smooth surface. Your wish is our command.
Next, a footpath alongside the roadway is being contemplated. Watch this space.