Bodmin & Wenford
Appreciate this is slightly off patch, however…
Earlier today I undertook a site visit to a 6ft track drainage renewal project which I’m overseeing.
It has a total length of 460m in the vicinity of the former Stratton Park Halt which I understand was closed many years ago now. Closed 7th December 1963.
Our internal delivery team supported by a specialist drainage contractor (On Site Rail services) and our supply chain including TXM Plant and High Motive have so far completed 291m of the total length. So have a balance of works of 169m and the installation of a under track pipe beneath the Up Main.
We have planned cleaning works to complete to other drainage assets in the vicinity to take advantage of the planned closure(s).
The works continue for the next two weekends within full closures of the Great Western Main Line between Swindon and Didcot.
Please find attached a few pictures, described within the images.
Mark Dennis Howells BEng (Hons) MPWI MIAM
Senior Asset Engineer (Drainage & Lineside)
Exeter St Davids
pass Cowley Bridge Junc. on 9th January 2022,
working the 6C21 08:41 Westbury Down TC to Newton Abbot West Junc.
with 20 loaded Autoballasters.
Regards Keith Turley.