Chris Coulson digs out the ballast in preparation for removing a plain (CC) check rail chair, to enable insertion of a CCR (right hand chair) for the splayed end of the new rail. Lots of work involved here. Someone has already taken the coach screws out from the old chair, using a manual tee-bar or the petrol impact wrench. Photo: Graham Peacock

Chris Coulson digs out the ballast in preparation for removing a plain (CC) check rail chair, to enable insertion of a CCR (right hand chair) for the splayed end of the new rail. Lots of work involved here. Someone has already taken the coach screws out from the old chair, using a manual tee-bar or the petrol impact wrench. Photo: Graham Peacock