St Ives Branch
Waste ballast is brought in and unloaded by excavators onto a large heap in the 'new' sidings at the south end of the down yard. It is screened, cleaned and graded then sold back into the construction and aggregate industries. Much goes out by road but some departs by train. Southampton Up Yard (Bevois Park) and Willesden South West Sidings are both destinations currently receiving deliveries with DC Rail (owned by the Cappagh Group of companies) dealing with the Willesden traffic with their fleet of new JNA box wagons and recently overhauled class 60 locos. The latter can almost be considered as new, so high is the standard of finish. Plenty more waiting to be treated at Toton...