You've mis-read that. It says that the dates will be known around now, not that the first date is around now.I have just received issue 170 Spring 2017 of the GCR Main Line magazine and there is a good article about the bridge and it says that ... There are four possession dates fixed, the first (around now) ...
Not at all- thank you for them.I hope my updates are not causing any problems?
Agreed. The bridge project is specially interesting because it combines heritage railway with modern main line. Philpott's Bluebell Imberhorne cutting site was terrific - particularly as the Bluebell management put the bare minimum or nothing about the progress on their website. It would be fantastic if somebody decided to do a Philpott on bridging the gap.Ditto to those above, we are always grateful to those who give their time to keep others informed.
Thanks - interesting - there should be space for that but it will lead to a very cramped shed site.Thanks for that news Darlo and glad that you enjoyed the Gala.
As discussed earlier in this thread the plan (We believe) is to have two tracks running North from Loughborough Station. They will run next to the Signal Box, then, under the unused span of the Empress Road bridge. Alongside the shed (Probably changes to the corner and side of the shed?) then curving to go over the twin track canal bridge. Twin track along the new embankment, then single track over the Ex Reading bridge spans over the road to the council tip, a couple of blue? brick arches over the Precis Spark car park (lower than now) then onto the new single span across the MML. New embankment to join the existing chord line and then onto the North!
As you realise, access to the shed will be more difficult.
I really do hope that on the integration front, a newer more securer depot is constructed to meet the needs of both sections of the Great Central Railway - Ruddington Fields was the subject of yet another vandal attack at the weekend with the 25, 37 & 47 all on the receiving end of tools and stones.Great things are afoot .
Is there a thread anywhere about plans once the two lines are joined up Phil? Not wishing to run before we can walk, but I've got a couple of questions on how the two railways may or may not be integrated etc.
I really do hope that on the integration front, a newer more securer depot is constructed to meet the needs of both sections of the Great Central Railway - Ruddington Fields was the subject of yet another vandal attack at the weekend with the 25, 37 & 47 all on the receiving end of tools and stones.
Great to see the groundwork finally starting, I hope you will be able to give us regular updates Flying Phil!