Here we see Gavin Loughran of Green Man Tree Care expertly felling some tall trees so they don’t fall on the track.
On Monday 12th October at about 1430 the railway bridge over the road was struck by an HGV travelling towards Dufftown. Damage resulted in overnight road closure. The matter is in hand with our insurers.
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It’s not the most exciting work of volunteering but these old dears need a good cleanup. It’s a big job and a long train but it’s all well worth the effort!
Work is being undertaken at Towiemore to renew the farm crossing excavating and replacing ballast. At Dufftown some point-work has been replaced within the limit of shunt.
Track-side tree cutting will begin this week (12th October). This is being undertaken by a local contractor to catch up on work delayed by Covid 19 restrictions. It is also being funded by the National Lottery Emergency Grant.
An operator training schedule is being set up for the RRV. We have also managed to source another small bucket.We have commissioned a survey of the Parkmore Quarry under-bridge as a result of damage caused by numerous strikes from passing HGVs. An initial report has been received. Remedial action may be required to ensure safety.