Back in the shed, Ken was busy repairing the concrete mixer, which was needed urgently to make the mix to finish off the path to the back end of the C&W workshop.
Jim was on the mixer then, off camera as the latter was firmly in his back pocket as he shoveled away.
It's a tricky manoeuvre to get the 100kg barrow up in the air, changing over from pulling at the handles to pushing, while the front wheel is trying to roll away with the load all the time.
|Barry adjusting the gate catch to compensate for a slight drop|
|Phil tips the first load into the last panel|
Next - the shuttering and reinforcement matting for the road to the barrow crossing.
It took quite a long time to get the shuttering correctly dug in to the right level, what with all the stones embedded in the ground.
It doesn't help if your colleagues keep running over it with heavy barrows either.
|Vaughan puts down the reinforcing mats.|
At the end of the day the path to the barrow crossing was ready to receive the Readymix lorry.
Also not forgetting Mike on fence painting - why not in comfort - and also some initial preparation was undertaken to fit covers to a cable pit at the rear of the signal box (top of picture).
Lastly, a start was made on a footpath to run between the C&W shed and the new roadway.
The reward for the day was coffee under the canopy in front of the coffeepot.
|Have you all got a platform ticket?|
We noticed a very similar picture here showing the PWay gang - there is clearly something very attractive about a sociable chat here on a hot day.
Particularly when you can watch the blue King here glide in majestically. Just a few more days now, catch him quick !