Michael Adams & Michael Forward
Moving on to this week, GWR has issued a useful notice which I attach. In addition, TfL will be striking on Underground, Overground, Crossrail and Buses. John.
A report by Mick House.
We had a visit today 16th August 2022 by yesterdays cancelled plant move, the DR 77010 Plasser & Theurer USP 6000 Ballast Regulator operated by Network Rail. 6Q55 Tavistock Jn to Tavistock Jn via Truro. It departed Tavistock Jn at 10.13 then arrived Truro at 12.02 and finally back at Tavistock Jn at 13.46. To the best of my knowledge this machine has never been this far West.
Driver Alan Peters
Rest assured the pointwork is all still there, as the relay is from the point for the old branch on the Up Kemble line to the stop signal that allows down trains to cross over and reverse on the up, obviously it is the dreaded rail replacement bus for passengers.
Of note the crossover and former branch pointwork is actually concrete sleeper replaced when doubling between Kemble and Swindon.