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2014 Spring Outdoor Week

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Facts, Figures and Photos Un-audited people days 192.5 (Last year – 205) Number of people who gave their time and energy 43 (Last year – 38) Re-sleepering 12 lengths of track in Dolgoch Woods (132 sleepers): Dismantling existing panels Reassembled with the new sleepers and fixings Shovel packed as required Tamped ramps Salvaged old fixings Salvaged old sleepers Re-sleepering 8 lengths of track West of the Quarry Siding burn site (80 sleepers): Dismantling existing panels Reassembled with the new sleepers and fixings Shovel packed as required Tamped ramps Salvaged old fixings Salvaged old sleepers 2 train loads of ballast Re-sleepering and re-railing just west of Brynglas loop (36 sleepers): Dismantling existing panels Reassembled with the new sleepers, rails and fixings Shovel packed as required Salvaged old fixings Salvaged old sleepers Line side vegetation management: Removal of storm damaged trees, dangerous trees and branches Routine drainage maintenance Removing accumulations of wet leaves on and next to the track Track gauge checks Various bonfires Everything else: Dealing with any issues arising from the PW inspections Wharf Station Southside work Burying a 12 metre drain pipe between Quarry Siding and Abergynolwyn Dividing into 2 sections 3 of the ex Trecwn turnouts at Wharf Returning tools to storage Gardening at Wharf Creation of a temporary walkway across the new track work outside the Gunpowder Shed A further train load of ballast loaded at Wharf A huge ‘Thank You’ to: The gang for doing all the work The catering department for feeding and watering everyone at the gang dinner and at lunch times The staff for helping on the ground The staff for facilitating a selection of requests The sandwich delivery service The beverage “provisioner” The evening entertainment providers Everyone else Keith has forgotten to thank The weather – which was very much better than forecast!

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