Carriage Shed Roads 2 & 3 upgrade continues.
Saturday the 17th March was a busy day, with the Electric group running tests on the newly electrified mainline and a visit by David Morgan MBE (Chairman of the Heritage Railway Association) in the afternoon. In between all that, the gang managed to screw the straight stock rail down. 17/3/07.
The following Saturday had the straight closer rail lengthened and screwed down. The turnout rails were all cut a few metres past the heel block to break the turnout into two sections. Easing the strain on the turnout, and the crane, when it is lifted into place. 24/3/07.
Another sunny Sunday afternoon shift had the curved closer rail lengthened and screwed down. The curved stock rail had its new section bolted into place. 25/3/07.
A small job undertaken by myself, mainly after work in the evenings, was the new Wynns William points lever and replacement sleepers. Due to space this has been located on the other side of the track leading to the workshop roads. The rail in the foreground is the lead to carriage shed roads 2&3. This is where the new turnout will be cut in.
Sunday afternoon saw the turnout completed with the curved stock rail aligned and screwed down. The two holes for the spreader bar, between the
point blades, where reamed out to take the appropriate pins.15/4/07.
Article & Photographs by Peter Jenkinson.