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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 63 - Summer 1987
Shed Noticeboard - From the 4-Foot - Civil Engineering News
The major relaying task on the up yard main line was finished in time for Easter, although some further ballasting is required to tidy the job up. The new Catfish hopper wagon proved indispensable during the latter stages. At the Aylesbury end of this line, an as yet unused section of track has been receiving attention, to allow passenger trains to run over it. Jobs done so far have included pulling rails through, aligning, packing, some levelling and laying a large amount of ballast. It is hoped to bring this section of line into use during the summer. Keen members have been retimbering some of the points in front of the restoration building.
The down yard continues to receive maintenance to ensure that everything remains in reasonable order. The path from the restoration building to the Wembley shed is progressing well and a new sturdy fence has been erected as far as the signal box. Husband and wife team Dave and Jane Simcox are doing a splendid job repainting the signal box, where the new locking room steps have also been fitted.
The internal telephone system is being overhauled and a large quantity of telephone cable is being renewed, as the rabbits have been busily chewing their way through the existing cables.
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