Ballasting and Fencing

Photos of ballast trains seem all the rage right now, so the Apedale train had an outing. Just to be flash, we didn’t feel the need to use every ballast wagon we have – just the yellow Hayfield and Whalley Bridge Light Railway wagon and the ex-MOD vehicle. They work in slightly different ways, so using them together is good to get ballast where it’s needed. The Hayfield is good for putting large amounts on the shoulders, whereas the MOD is better for smaller amounts in discrete locations.

Winter maintenance is not just about the track; some of the lineside fence posts have become life expired, so work has been proceeding with installing replacements.