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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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