Marshaling our Resources

A miraculous break in the weather allowed the weekly Moseley Railway Trust team to remain dry all weekend. This always improves the productivity, as does the appearance of a freshly ballasted trackbed on which to lay track. Thanks to a very welcome grant from Lafarge Aggregates we have been fortunate to have been able to engage a contractor to do much of the groundwork preparation for the railway. As a result we have make relatively rapid progress and this weekend’s working party was engaged in the construction of a track fan for the new storage building.

However, such has been the speed of progress over the last few months that construction is now overtaking the rate at which we can take delivery of further materials. For instance, we have now used all but two of the brand new turnouts that were constructed for us by Alan Keef Ltd a couple of years ago :- these last two will be needed for the run-round loop at our initial Apedale Rd Terminus. Hence, we have started to use some of the second hand turnouts acquired by us during the last few years. A consignment of former contractors Y pattern turnouts arrived on Saturday from long-term storage at the premises of one of our more understanding members and by the end of the weekend two of these were set-out ready to connect-up.

We also had several members working further afield to prepare more materials for delivery, emphasizing the fact that it is very much a team effort to make sure the project continues at its current pace. For further details on how you can get involved, contact us here.