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    GCR Bridge Project

    In post #655 I wrote "I believe the plan is for the new shed to be to the West of the existing shed right up along the boundary (where the present vehicle access is to the back of the shed. The line to the North will be double track, to the East side of the new shed, on virtually the original...
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    GCR Bridge Project

    Absolutely!!!
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    GCR Bridge Project

    Here is the view North over the refurbished Canal bridge.
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    Steam Restoration Completed in Sydney

    That looks very smart - Well done to everybody involved!
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    GCR Bridge Project

    Trains are now back running over the new bridge 341. There is another "Re-Unification" zoom talk on-line on Sunday 27th Sept.....details on the GCR website.
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    GCR Bridge Project

    It was good to see, on the TV News this morning, that the new concrete bridge 341 was being slid into position yesterday. That it was decided, designed, built and installed in 29 weeks, in a pandemic crisis, is really Well done by All concerned. 1600174465 Update automerged 15/09/20.... The yard...
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    GCR Bridge Project

    The old steel bridge has been removed and I think that they are doing work on the abutments before moving the new concrete bridge into position. The refurbished lattice girders look good. 1599638472 It is great to see that the GCR is still making good progress on the "Gap" project during this...
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    Unusual locomotive at Newport Pagnell services, 23/08/2020

    When, in the early days, locomotive "King Haakon" was running on the GCR, they had to move/trim quite a few platform edging stones!
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    Unusual locomotive at Newport Pagnell services, 23/08/2020

    This "locomotive" was propelled down to Quorn today as part of its trials/running in. There is no sign of any other rolling stock being disguised. Rothley has been part cleared to accept the 2 DMU sets and a diesel to be based there, whilst bridge 341 is out.
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    Unusual locomotive at Newport Pagnell services, 23/08/2020

    That is quite true, bridge 341 is being replaced, but they are only closing that section from Aug 31st to Sept 14th (approx). They are also running the DMU set(s?) up to Mountsorrel. I presume they could do quite a lot of filming at Loughborough Station and down to the A6 bridge in the meantime?
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    Unusual locomotive at Newport Pagnell services, 23/08/2020

    If it is a very expensive film "prop", then I'm sure that all those who "know", will be subject to "Confidentiality Clauses" until the film is released. So we will just have to try and make (slightly) informed guesses!
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    Unusual locomotive at Newport Pagnell services, 23/08/2020

    The boiler of 70013 was still in the Lbro yard last week and the frames have been re-wheeled and are in the shed. So I think it is safe to say the "French" loco is not 70013.
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    more GCR news (Leicester Museum project)

    Looking over the bridge at Loughborough Shed, there has been more work done on Thornbury as the frames are now inside the shed. The O4 boiler has been lifted according to "Rail Mail".
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    GCR Bridge Project

    We have wondered on here about a more rapid rebuilding of the missing embankments as it would seem to be "relatively" easy...... Apparently there are far more stringent requirements than the old "pick, shovel and wheelbarrow" tip it here technique, with detailed soil analysis, positioning...
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    Preserved Railways reopening with Diesel traction

    The GCR have had different diesel and steam locomotives on display each weekend in Quorn Yard, available for cab visits. I believe they move there on Sat am and return to Lbro Sun pm.

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