April 2015 – Albion Street Crossing Re-installed by Oberon Council
March 2015 Working Bees.
The usual monthly working bee was held from Saturday 6th to Wednesday 11th March. After thiat good start to the month Track Manager, Graham Williams has called on local members to come in for a morning or afternoon to complete specific tasks.Some of this was to make sure that timbers and sleepers are in the yard and ready for use during the April Working Bee. For example, during the afternoon of Monday 30th a small group collected 15 or so timbers from the line access road at Hazelgrove. A difficult job due to length and weight of the timbers as well as the over growth of biddy bush on the access road.
The main focus this month has been on the yard and in particular the completion of the roads 1, 2 & 3 into the Rolling Stock Shed. A qualified track certifier has been on site, at our invitation, and his comment was “It looks good and you have done a good job.” While the progress has often seemed to be slow over the last few months we are very close to finishing the roads 1, 2 & 3 mentioned above. The focus will shift to the main line and loop road in the yard and we expect to be able to arrange for certification of the whole yard, including those into into the Rolling Stock Shed after the May Working Bee.
This month eleven volunteers worked a total of 308 hours, which is remarkable and an excellent contribution.
Look through the March Newsletter for some photos of the “Fettlers Gang” in action.
See below for photos of the collection of timbers from Hazelgrove