The wee group that comprised the Bridges Maintenance Section of (what was) Central Region was split up in 1996 as part of a major structural change in Scottish local government. Since then we’ve stayed in touch and still try to meet a couple of times each year.
Time has passed and a few have now retired with others still working in the “new” local authorities. One recently took up a post in New Zealand and found that earthquakes can have some unexpected effects…
“As far back as he could remember Mr R had worked with roads and bridges but, for the first time since his move from Scotland to Kiwi Rail, he felt he was at last getting to grips with the fundamentals of track design.
Pleased with himself, he closed his Brio Manual and headed back to the office…job done!.”