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Sunday 9th August: Photo's from around the A15 bridge, temporary bridge and Serjeant Way:

 

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Sunday 9th August: more photo's from around Serjeant Way and the Fox Covert bridge:

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Anybody know what's going on with this 2x43 + 2x91 combo which is touring the east coast route?

It's cropped up in more than one topic in RMWeb

Sometimes on diesel, sometimes on OHLE

 

Can any class 43 control a class 91?

I know the ones converted for the introduction of the class 91s could, whilst waiting for the DVTs to arrive.

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Is it  connected with the forthcoming testing of the wires on the MML.  With two 91's it should be a very effective mobile load bank and go like the proverbial off a shovel.

 

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Sunday 9th August: Photo's from around the temporary bridge and Serjeant Way:

 

 

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The ballast train with the crane intow is about to depart once the wagons have been checked by a staff member with a sophisticated piece of equipment.

The first three wagons behing the engine are empty, the fourth is half empty and the rest are still full, so not that much has been used.

 

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How do I know how much is in them?  By watching and listening to this chap walking the whole length of the train with the sophisticated equipment in his right hand.

That's how it's done, just tap a piece of ballast against the side of the hopper, hollow sound it's empty, dull sound it's full.

I wonder who came up with that idea? He did stop and go back to the front of the fourth hopper for a second opinion. :jester:

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The tamping machine which was kindly being looked after by Dave at Sandy then set off to help all the shovels at the new (half) junction.

 

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Temporary fishplates applied instead of welding.  The ballast has yet to be packed.  Crun's photo shows it after the tamper has been through.

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Tamping the plain track just before the junction.

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Tamping the diverging route.  The fingers that pack the ballast swing out from the side

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Goodbye until next weekend.

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This large crane has appeared so I suspect the tunnel boring machine has broken through with the second guide tunnel and is about to be lifted out of the reception pit in the wide-way.

 

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20 minutes ago, 40F S & T said:

Hi  Is that large round thing the boring machine?

 

I think it is the rotating cutting head from the machine.  It looks to be about the correct diameter for the guide tunnel.

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15 hours ago, Donington Road said:

This large crane has appeared so I suspect the tunnel boring machine has broken through with the second guide tunnel and is about to be lifted out of the reception pit in the wide-way.

 

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Ah, saw that on the way home from the gym last night, did wonder what was going on. thank you.

 

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I received this today:

"A snippet of information for @Crun - the redundant headspan masts (for structure E127/14) north of the new OLE portal boom (E127/12A) near Cock Lane FB have now been removed. The same can also be said for the redundant headspan masts E128/02, E128/06 & E128/08; only the Up side mast for E128/04 remains as it still anchors the wire run using the crossover from the Down fast to the Down Spalding."

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49 minutes ago, Crun said:

I received this today:

"A snippet of information for @Crun - the redundant headspan masts (for structure E127/14) north of the new OLE portal boom (E127/12A) near Cock Lane FB have now been removed. The same can also be said for the redundant headspan masts E128/02, E128/06 & E128/08; only the Up side mast for E128/04 remains as it still anchors the wire run using the crossover from the Down fast to the Down Spalding."

 

That's good news, especially the E127's as it will now give a better uncluttered photographic view looking south from Cock Lane footbridge.

They are the brown one to the left and the opposite one on the right.

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There are old OLE masts lying in the up cess between the relay room and the GSMR mast at Werrington 

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Anyone care to speculate what might be happening with the signalling on the up line for Glinton Junction when approaching from the north.

A new cabinet has recently been installed approximately 300ft to the north of Foxcovert bridge and safety fencing has been erected at the weekend.  My assumption is that there is going to be a new signal here.  Will it replace the existing one further towards Glinton Junction or will it be additional?  Will the existing one need to be moved or modified?

Photo of the two locations and a map of distances.

 

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P864 signal is a Distant (only capable of displaying a proceed aspect) therefore it will need either converting to a signal that can display a stop aspect, or what you seem to have come across, a new signal being provided further back - to give the correct overlap distance to the new junction.

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14 minutes ago, iands said:

P864 signal is a Distant (only capable of displaying a proceed aspect) therefore it will need either converting to a signal that can display a stop aspect, or what you seem to have come across, a new signal being provided further back - to give the correct overlap distance to the new junction.

 

Thank you Ian.

I would assume a new signal (where the cabinet is) will have the feathers for the diverging junction.  The original signal seems to be in no mans land, too close to the junction where it is.  Putting it beyond the junction then shortens the distance to the next signal which is at Werrington Junction.

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Not much going on after the weekend.

The very large crane at the dive-under in the wide-way has gone.

Slow work at Cock Lane, everyone seemed to be taking shade under the bridge.

The temporary rail joint at Glinton Junction has been properly welded.

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And still a lot of natural ground water in the down ramp towards Lincoln Road.

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I fear they are going to need to install a solar/wind powered pumping station for the dive under

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On 12/08/2020 at 07:32, ess1uk said:

I fear they are going to need to install a solar/wind powered pumping station for the dive under

Or give the train drivers scuba gear.;)

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14th August 2020: photographs from around Cock Lane bridge:

 

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Photo's from around the Glinton Road bridge and the temporary bridge:

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5 minutes ago, Crun said:

14th August 2020: photographs from around Cock Lane bridge:

 

 

 

 

 

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For those of us not in the know; What is that wireless device with all the wiring and chequerboard marking?

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Photo's from Serjeant Way and the Fox Covert Road bridge:

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