14 Dec Sleeper fitting – 14 December 2019
An out of the ordinary day for us on Tuesday 10 December. Two of our sleeper sponsors had told us that they wanted to lay and fit their own sleepers and so we made arrangements for them to come along and do just that. So at 11am HSNGRS members Jackie and Kevin Mouzer arrived and under supervision, laid and ballasted their sleepers. At 12 noon likewise Lee Hill and Stuart Reed. Our band of volunteers were there to supervise them and fetch the required ballast. The team then some adjustments along parts of the track, slewing and adjusting.where necessary. Apart from a little more track to be provided on the bridges, this section of relaid track on the old trackbed of the Southwold Railway at Halesworth is now complete. We thank all our sleeper sponsors for their support for this project. Without them we could not have got it done. Around 1 pm the weather deteriorated so we all retired to warmth of the Olive Cafe at Holton Garden Centre where we had our pre Christmas celebration. Tuesday workdays now cease until 6th January. There is one Sunday workday left before Christmas and that is this Sunday at our Workshop.