That is more good news! In the latest "Reunification" leaflet, it does mention that work may well be occurring at "multiple sites operating at once" if the "...income can support that".In passing this morning, I could see a jcb working on the northern embankment. Is work starting on linking that to the new bridge now?
There is now a statement on the GCR website which says the spoil is not in its final position. I suspect that the new embankment, being higher will need a wider footprint, and slightly further to the East - which brings it too close to the brook and so either retaining wall or piles may need to be in position before the embankment?Does it look like they are actually rebuilding the embankment, or is it the only place to put the spoil to remove it from the other party's land where it was allowed to be stored temporarily? It may all have to come out again as the project progresses...……...
That’s good.To put the "Gap" project into context, there is a good "N" gauge model that the "Friends of the GCR" use as part of their event stand. This picture shows where the new bridge over the Midland Main Line is situated and where the next bridges/arches will be built.View attachment 61516
Points failure at Syston.A 158 on the Up fast! I should hope not.
To be fair the last train of the day from Nottingham to Leicester runs on the fast instead of the slow (or it used to at least), and I sped along that in a 153 last time.Points failure at Syston.
In fact, last week the last Nottingham - Leicester was booked on the Up Fast to engineering works, and was usually a 158, but it's not what you'd call 'normal'.
I'm a little more concerned about the coal train going down the Up Slow, but then again they could be going into Brush for traction motors fitting!
Great images thank you for updates. Any idea on the timescale when the steel repairs are likely to be carried out? Cant wait to see steam passing over the canal will be a brilliant siteThe canal bridge has had quite a lot of work done and the top of the three steel girders has been shot blasted and coated in a heavy duty grey plastic/paint. There are still some steel repairs to do on the lower vertical plates and the brickwork will need extensive attention.View attachment 62880 View attachment 62881
If they need a GCR coping stone there is at least one lying in the undergrowth near Claydon Junction. The abutments were removed but it was left behind somehow. Just joking, it is rather heavy or I would have purloined it for my garden.There are still some steel repairs to do on the lower vertical plates and the brickwork will need extensive attention.