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Churnet Valley Railway General Discussion

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Sheff, Dec 6, 2013.

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    I have to say a massive thank you to the churnet valley railway! They hosted an evening special for not only the churnet volunteers but also the Foxfield volunteers using Whiston that has been on loan to the churnet valley. I hope this goes to show railways can work together for mutual benefit! But getting all the volunteers together has been fantastic!
     
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    Been a bit quiet on the OAPWay recently - preparation for big projects has kept us busy. Eventually got a load of ballast for more routine PWay work but to get it to the right places in small loads means putting it into bags - so today was spent using our minidigger loading bags and getting them onto the Hiab ready for dropping off at the spots needing work.
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    Work started on the preparation for the new turnout and siding at Froghall - ballasting the track bed but doing it a rather slow way with a barrow, pway trolley and the mini digger.
    Whiston was also departing from the pad at Froghall when we started work.
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    Can you say anything about what they are?

    Noel
     
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    New siding at Froghall, Extension to Leek and re-introduction of the Leekbrook triangle are all being worked on.
     
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    Beat me to it!;)
     
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    DSCF4528.JPG DSCF4531.JPG The track bed of the new siding is just about ready for the sleepers. Ballast laid, levelled and compacted, then the surplus (16 tons) put into bags for use in ballasting the track later
     
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    Frogballasting.JPG Deleted - trying to upload a photo but it does not show. Success at last - had to re-size.
     
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    New Trailer for 2019 available online

     
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    Churnet Valley to feature in an episode of a new series following Allelys Heavy Hauliers around the country.

    https://yesterday.uktv.co.uk/shows/train-truckers/episodes/

    CVR to be included in the episode to be aired 26th September, as 5197 moves from Cheddleton to Telford to take her place hauling the Polar Express. Look out for a Tartan Flatcap...
     
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    Not much news from OAPWay recently, but that is not because of inactivity.

    One day was spent tackling lineside vegetation clearance (no pictures of activity) with a lunch stop at Consal
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    The very wet windy weather dislodged a small tree over the tunnel mouth at Leekbrook. Soon sorted with the help of the 08 shunter
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    Today was spent changing long sleepers left over from when Leekbrook was a much more complicated junction for standard length ones. This will free up the long ones for switches planned for Froghall.
    The resultant section of track is probably the best row of 9 sleepers on the line
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    Love the last photo, OAPWay indeed!

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    I'm the handsome, virile, charismatic hat-wearing figure on the right, the baby of the bunch at a youthful 55 years of age, which makes me an apprentice, of sorts.
     
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    Short bit of action from OAPWay today. Removing the old sleepers from the trackbed at Leekbrook prior to the work to relay the first 200m
     
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    Back to sleeper changing today but first of all we were on our 'good neighbour' duty. A fair sized horse chestnut growing on the embankment was interfering with a local residents satellite reception. As it was not a difficult job we said we would remove it. If any one wants some conkers .............. !
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