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Bridge that Gap. GCR???

Discussion in 'Heritage railways & Centres in the Uk' started by Gav106, May 8, 2010.

  1. AndyY

    AndyY New Member

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    Having just posted that reply, it occurs to me, wouldn't it be a good idea for discussion of Leicester station and Museum to be a thread of its own, rather than muddled with the Bridge thread?
    Andy
     
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    There's one thing on the GCR's Web page for the project which I don't quite follow, maybe someone can clarify it for me:

    An access route has been created between the north and south site underneath the MML track

    Does this mean they have put in some sort of access road under the MML, that runs between the two embankments? It look like the MML goes across the stream on a bridge there, so I suppose it's possible, but is there enough clearance?

    Noel
     
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    Looks like they have used the MML bridge over Hermitage Brook as a pedestrian underpass, probably with a scaffolding walkway. Certainly makes accessing the south side from the main site compound a lot easier.
     
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    We could have done with a bridge that wide to take the A7 over the Borders Railway.
     
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    The first few pictures there show "the original embankment being reduced". Why was that necessary? If anything I would expect the new bridge to need to be higher than the old one to allow for electrification of the MML.
     
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    From the article in the last Main Line the earth embankment is being replaced by a couple of pre-cast concrete arches which will be clad in blue brick and then a larger span using one of the ex-Reading bridges over the rest of their land and the access road. It enables some car parking spaces underneath for the firm of Preci-Spark who occupy some of the former trackbed and are supportive of the reinstatement scheme.
    Looks like this section is going to be constructed at the same time as the MML bridge.
     
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    Excellent! My thanks to you, for letting us know about it, and to the person who created the site, which is most informative.

    Noel
     
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    All of the Met-Cam DMU vehicles are owned by the same group (technically slightly different ownership for the 111 buffet car but under the same umbrella), so it's a fair bet that either DMU could work the Mountsorrel branch once both are in traffic. Since the branch only tends to use a 2-car unit due to the gradients on the line, I would imagine the unit formed as 2 cars would probably be first choice most of the time. I'm guessing though.
     
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    FYI from today's Loughborough Echo:
    "THE CHIEF Executive of the Great Central Railway has stepped down from his position after taking on the role less than a year ago. Andy Munro took over from former managing director Bill Ford in July last year and a spokesperson from the Great Central Railway (GCR) told the Echo that Andy had now stepped down as chief executive for his own family reasons".

    Hope all is OK.

    http://www.gcrailway.co.uk/2017/05/gcr-management/

    http://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/great-central-railway-ceo-steps-13056429
     
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    According to the GC Railway Magazine, the charity was able to raise the needed 70000 pounds in order to upgrade the Mountsorrel Railway, allowing the trains running to the Heritage Center more frequently. And that's only in 2 months!!
     
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