Graham Mann, who is Network Rail Programme Manager Plymouth Delivery Unit kindly sent us the following views of work in progress during the relaying of the layout at the east end of St Erth station. This took place during the latter part of the 'Engineering Occupation' for the Hayle viaduct work which took place in mid November 2014. Many thanks to Graham for these privileged views.
The relaying work at St Erth saw the recovery of the two sidings which lay to the east of the station, opposite the signal box. Also the recovery of the east end crossover, so no more run rounds at St Erth. Though these haven't been used for many years it was sad to see this contraction taking place. The plant on the left is definitely the last rail borne vehicle to use the siding. November 2014 Copyright Graham Mann
Job done, well done, nice clean ballast and a smooth ride assured whether it be east towards Plymouth or north west towards St Ives. Craig Munday, a frequent signalman at St Erth said that he will miss the click clack of rail wheels over the points and rail joints once opposite the box. Mid November 2014. Copyright Graham Mann.
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