With the first two check rails done on the first point. This is what is should look like and we now have a gap from back of wheel against the checkrail to the rail on the opposite side next to the V shaped splice rails on the crossing of 1391mm – this is an important measurement to us here. David Millard looks like he’s done a hard morning’s work. Never mind, we can all have a break now, as I’ve arranged to head back to the station before lunch to have our PTS (Personal Track Safety) 2 yearly reassessment done by Grahame Every. If we don’t pass we won’t be competent to come back on the line in the afternoon and finish the job! Better make sure we all pass the test then! Photo: Graham Peacock

With the first two check rails done on the first point. This is what is should look like and we now have a gap from back of wheel against the checkrail to the rail on the opposite side next to the V shaped splice rails on the crossing of 1391mm – this is an important measurement to us here. David Millard looks like he’s done a hard morning’s work. Never mind, we can all have a break now, as I’ve arranged to head back to the station before lunch to have our PTS (Personal Track Safety) 2 yearly reassessment done by Grahame Every. If we don’t pass we won’t be competent to come back on the line in the afternoon and finish the job! Better make sure we all pass the test then! Photo: Graham Peacock