This initial "First Step" of installing track was undertaken by The Permanent Way Institution (PWI) on a voluntary basis and formed their annual Practical Trackwork Challenge for 2019.
Brian Counter, Technical Director at PWI said of the plans "we are delighted to be holding our third Practical Trackwork Challenge at Leekbrook. This unique 2-day event is an opportunity for young rail professionals to gather first-hand experience of a track renewal process in a safe, controlled environment. It's a fantastic chance for them to learn with confidence on the ground".
The PWI is a modern, professional engineering institution for rail engineers. Its main objective is to collect and share technical knowledge and best practice in the rail industry. It increases the skills of rail engineers, raises standards and improves efficiency through its services and close links with the industry.