Today (22nd) Network Rail contractors were engaged in a 28 hour possession, the first of two, removing contaminated ballast and installing a liner on the Up Trowbridge line through Avoncliff Aqueduct and Halt on the Bath-Westbury line, a distance of around 100 yards. New ballast was laid, the previously used steel sleepers (about 20 years old) were relaid and new rails put in place including a pre-assembled IBJ for signalling purposes. A fair amount of preparatory work was necessary prior to this work so here is a brief account.
This account and many pictures will appear as an article in the Features section for the weekend of the 22nd January 2017.
Click here and scroll down to Major Work in Wiltshire January 2017
Avoncliff tracks being refettled by Guy Vincent
At noon yesterday (22nd) I observed a road trailer with the upper part of the footbridge parked up in the A38 westbound layby on the Devon side of the Tamar Bridge. Seemed odd that it was on this side of the road!
Does anyone know where it’s going for refurbishment?
Sorry no pics – unexpected encounter!
Cheers, Paul. Many thanks Paul. Can anyone help please??
Bodmin & Wenford