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19 minutes ago, melmerby said:

Do some modelling? (trains not posing!:D)

 

I only pose in the local dive (under):haha:

Modelling is too expensive, I need a new camera first.:declare:

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Lincoln Road/Glinton Junction today.

Working on the electrical cabinets at Glinton Junction.

 

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A lot of electrics in the six foot.  The back of the 60mph sign for entering the Junction is on the extreme right.  The green bridge top centre is Foxcovert Road footbridge, the brick one beyond it carries the A15 southern bypass from Glinton to the Paston Parkway.  The new signal which is nearer to the brick bridge than Foxcovert Bridge controls the existing Up Line from Spalding and entry to Glinton junction for the dive under.  This now comes under Peterborough PSB control, whereas previously this stretch was controlled by Lincoln.  Lincoln control now starts just this side of Foxcovert Road for the Down Line (the signal is hidden just beyond the Junction by the trees).  Lincoln controls the Up Line as far as Folly Bank (Peakirk).

 

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The re-instated field is getting wire mesh fencing alongside the reduced width access road.  More black drainage pipes have appeared this week, a truck loaded with smaller diameter pipes was delivered this afternoon.  Not sure where they are intended to go.

 

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Near to Lincoln Road extra drainage channels were put in to the embankment last week, where the soil has been laid bare.

 

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The top soil creeps ever closer.  The extent of the fence posts put in so far, along the access road can be seen in the background.

 

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Under the A15 bridge (the northern A15 route from Glinton into Peterborough, Werrington Parkway), showing the back of the new signal that controls the Down Line from the dive under to Glinton Junction.

Interesting how the ground ducting terminates and the wires then carried on the deflection wall.  All that room under the bridge and someone forgot to allow enough room in the cess for the ducting.

 

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14 hours ago, rodent279 said:

Does anyone know what the gradients are in the dive under?

 

From Marholm junction

  • 1:337 falling for 345m
  • 1:271 falling for 165m
  • 1:112 falling for 781m
  • 1:155 rising for 899m
  • 1:124 rising for 330m
  • Level for 190m
  • 1:370 falling for 135m

To Glinton junction

 

Line speed is 60mph throughout including both junctions.

 

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2 hours ago, Shwam3 said:

 

From Marholm junction

  • 1:337 falling for 345m
  • 1:271 falling for 165m
  • 1:112 falling for 781m
  • 1:155 rising for 899m
  • 1:124 rising for 330m
  • Level for 190m
  • 1:370 falling for 135m

To Glinton junction

 

Line speed is 60mph throughout including both junctions.

 

 

Thank you for that info.

No wonder I was way out at 1:80 .  I guesstimated the distance as 800 metres from Marholm Junction to the dive under south portal from Cock Lane bridge, 600metres north + 200metres south.  That was 500 metres short of the actual distance. :O   I must stop viewing it through the telephoto lens and get a better perspctive.:pilot:

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Off topic but ECML related: 

Modern Railways has reported that one of the factors behind the delay to the ECML May 2022 TT change is power supply issues at Grantham North FS & Retford FS, with WPD.

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1 minute ago, Phil Himsworth said:

Western Power Distribution?

 

Grantham and Retford aren't very west, but maybe...

 

WPD are the power distributor for ....

 

 

... the East Midlands!

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3 hours ago, Richard E said:

 

WPD are the power distributor for ....

 

 

... the East Midlands!

and the West Midlands and the South West and South Wales.

Being based in Bristol, the name rather fits.

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5 hours ago, Richard E said:

 

WPD are the power distributor for ....

 

 

... the East Midlands!

The names mean very little these days. Scottish Power are the distribution network operator in... Merseyside.

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9 hours ago, Crun said:

Off topic but ECML related: 

Modern Railways has reported that one of the factors behind the delay to the ECML May 2022 TT change is power supply issues at Grantham North FS & Retford FS, with WPD.

"Power problems delay £1.2bn East Coast upgrade | New Civil Engineer" https://www.newcivilengineer.com/latest/power-problems-could-delay-1-2bn-east-coast-upgrade-24-08-2021/

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4 hours ago, Crun said:

Saturday 28th June

Views from Lincoln Road bridge:

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Nice time machine there - 28th June didn't look like that nor was it a Saturday!

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20 hours ago, Richard E said:

 

Nice time machine there - 28th June didn't look like that nor was it a Saturday!

DOH! Must have been hoping for warmer weather... :blush:

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Something going on where the land bridge was removed across Brook Drain North.

Some hardcore has been put down the embankment and some long beams and flat sections were being placed near the bottom edge of the drain.  Unfortunately I could not see very well as the reeds were obscuring a good view.  A lot of dumpy bags full of materials and plenty of those concrete barriers.

 

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The new Brook Drain is looking far better than the old drain which was stagnent for most of the time.  Plant life is thriving and wildlife seems to be enjoying the new environment.  Well done Network Rail for creating a nice habitat.

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The fence has been removed between the two fields (near the dumper) at Lincoln Road.

 

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The dumper was off to collect another load of weeds and undergrowth that is being grubbed out from where the fence was.

It was being dumped near to the site entrance.

 

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The concrete barriers where being removed.

 

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Waving goodbye to the large dumper at Lincoln Road.

 

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The S&T gang having a break at Hurn Road.

 

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11 hours ago, Richard E said:

I see the fencing at Hurn Road is still incomplete.

 

Yes, there is a lot fencing still to be done all over the site.

The Cock Lane footbridge is also closing for seven weeks according to this notice that Trackside ECML sent me this morning.

 

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