Unfortunately things are moving so fast by the time this is published it will most likely be out of date. There is currently two large projects been tackled, with a few small jobs been completed as well. Follow the story of what is going on. Starting at Boat of Garten.
Not very signalling related but with the testing of the finished lead off table. The works train had arrived from Aviemore and was needing to run round its train and shunt it into the yard. Which allowed for the testing of all the signals to be completed. With great delight everything worked as designed. Plus the pull of some levers definitely feels lighter than what is remembered.
|A view of the almost completed road deck. With just the end clamps left to install.
|On the 23rd of November SSE arrived as planned. With this the power cubical was connected to the national grid bringing power to crossing
|Off site, within our storage compound. It was decided it was a good idea to have a trial fitting of the post to wig wag boards (road lights) and audible warning unit. Which all fitted together as expected.
|Back on site at the crossing the pre-cast foundations for each pedestal was put into place, with the aid of our own road railer machine.
Last weekend the possession of the line was lifted for the weekend, to allow the railways Santa trains to pass. The road traffic was controlled by the road light that have been on site since the work began. The train was under instructions to approach at caution, expecting to stop and only continue after receiving a green flag from the level crossings attendant who had turned all road light to red.
|Albeit it was in October. The disc for coming out of the carriage shed has been replaced. With what is the ex Crianlarich down sidings disc.
|Last one for Aviemore Speyside. The signalling scheme is completed for the time being. With the installation of the last shunt signal. Controlling movements out of the shed area and over our own Speyside UWC.
That’s you all up to date. If you have time to help us out and volunteer, please get in contact through the website.