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Friday 7th May. Don't fence me in... Views from temporary Lincoln Road footbridge, looking towards Werrington:

 

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Views of Lincoln Road bridge. Looking towards Glinton:

 

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Views from Hurn Road bridge. Looking South East. Soil is going, going, gone...

 

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Looking south:

 

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1 hour ago, Crun said:

Friday 7th May. Views from Lincoln Road footbridge:

 

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Nice update from Lincoln Road Chris.

If that is the final fencing then it should be a nice place to get photos from in the future.:good:

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2 hours ago, Donington Road said:

Posted on Twitter today.

EDIT: I don't know how old these photos are, the second photo shows a short pipe across the entrance at the top of the dive under.  When I made the video last week the whole of this pipe has been installed around the site.  It is the diversion pipe for Werrington Drain.

 

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I walked through the tunnel this morning and the shot Creet is just about finished.

the level of the floor is now up to the height of the concrete walkway on the left of the last picture 

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Views of the Lincoln Road bridge, looking east from the A15:

 

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Took a quick look at Lincoln Road between rain showers earlier.

 

The offices that used to be at Lincoln Road had disappeared by this time last week.

 

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The hessian surfacing of the cutting side has continued beyond the Lincoln Road bridges. Some work going on around the drains, ballast was being tipped a little later on to surround the drains. Mentioning the bridges there are two panels of fencing, one each side of the road, that have not been completed yet and are merely filled with the crowd control type barriers at present.

 

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And there is work going on around the land bridge/siphons in the centre of the site. The dumper in the first picture is also see facing us in the second one ...

 

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I was surprised at how much vehicle use of the trackbase has shifted the ballast and created ruts.

 

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I suspect that there will be very little visible progress now until the Bailey bridge is removed and when track laying commences.

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Brilliant footage - many thanks. Just goes to show how busy that stretch of line is. I wonder where those 4 x 91's (or were they DVT's?) were going?

 

At least one liner train, whilst crossing over to the Joint, held up an LNER service - those are cracking trains by the way....................... too soon?

 

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10 minutes ago, Mike Storey said:

Brilliant footage - many thanks. Just goes to show how busy that stretch of line is. I wonder where those 4 x 91's (or were they DVT's?) were going?

 

At least one liner train, whilst crossing over to the Joint, held up an LNER service - those are cracking trains by the way....................... too soon?

 

Might the 91s be the ones destined for scrapping at Sims in Newport?

 

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10 minutes ago, Fat Controller said:

Might the 91s be the ones destined for scrapping at Sims in Newport?

 

Yes those are they, there were some photos of the on the Hitachi thread last night. A bit ironic as the 91 set is in service today.

 

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On 29/04/2021 at 17:01, melmerby said:

Why did they remove one of the platforms?

I know a lot of the outer suburban services now use St. P. Thameslink but surely KX could still use all it had?

 

Only just seen this - sorry. They could not use all the platforms they had, because several of them were too short for many trains (8 cars max), and several of the main line platforms were marginal for 9 car Mark IV sets, let alone the longest Azuma sets. The remodelling allows all platforms to be lengthened, and this required removal of Platform 11. This allows a much greater increase in capacity overall, apparently - many 8 car GN sets can be increased to 12 car, for a start - and greater flexibility in operation for all services.

 

Remember, until the addition of Platform 0 some 10 years ago, Kings X only had 11 platforms, since the 1970's.

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3 hours ago, Mike Storey said:

Brilliant footage - many thanks. Just goes to show how busy that stretch of line is. I wonder where those 4 x 91's (or were they DVT's?) were going?

 

At least one liner train, whilst crossing over to the Joint, held up an LNER service - those are cracking trains by the way....................... too soon?

 

 

Thanks for watching Mike.

The four 91's where going from Doncaster to Sims Metal at Newport, South Wales for scrapping.

 

If you watch any videos on RMweb, sometimes it is better to click the 'Watch on Youtube' button, there you will usually get a description of what the video is about plus you may comment and also give it a like/dislike too which is something you cannot do by just watching them on RMweb.:good:

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Wednesday 12th May. A few more sleepers. Views south from Hurn Road bridge:

 

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On 11/05/2021 at 17:18, Mike Storey said:

 

Remember, until the addition of Platform 0 some 10 years ago, Kings X only had 11 platforms, since the 1970's.

 

Actually once the 1970s remodelling was complete Kings Cross only had 10 platforms - what became platform 11 was lifted as  not required at the time only to be reinstated a decade later in the mid 1980s by NSE as outer suburban usage increased.  That was followed by platform zero in Network Rail days giving 12 platforms in total until the most recent remodelling started which has knocked it back to 11.

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Thursday 13th May. More sleepers by the day. Views south from Hurn Road bridge:

 

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1 minute ago, Crun said:

Thursday 13th May. More sleepers by the day. Views south from Hurn Road bridge:

 

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Looks quite a sharp transition curve off the new line into the existing (realigned) Joint line. Or is the lens exaggerating it?

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23 hours ago, Crun said:

Wednesday 12th May. A few more sleepers. Views south from Hurn Road bridge:

 

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That Azuma looks like it daren't show it's face!

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Friday 14th May. More rails. Views south from Hurn Road bridge:

 

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Trains on the ECML by Trackside ECML. A 225 back in service:

 

 

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Some pictures from yesterday.

 

Starting at Lincoln Road the tarmac work including the footpath has now been completed. The only issue I can see is that the bridge parapet on the old bridge seems quite low so may need extending to match the pallisade fence.

 

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As has all the fencing with the gap that was there last week now filled. You can see here that the pallisade fencing and the parapet of the new bridge is the same height.

 

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Moving on to Hurn Road footbridge the track that used to run down to the relay room is still there and looks to be in good condition.

 

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I noticed this valve manifold assembly by the dive under from the footbridge.

 

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The spoil heaps have almost gone from this side.

 

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However there are some heaps of rubble about waiting to be dealt with.

 

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I know we had a very similar image from Crun but I couldn't help adding my own version.

 

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Whilst here I also saw this example of a prototype for everything scene.

 

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And finally moving to Cock Lane I got these.

 

The big pile of ballast that was in the entry to the dive under has gone being spread along the trackbed into the 'tunnel'.

 

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Looking south the accommodation crossing for access to the dive under from the Trading Estate is still there but, apart from that, it looks ready to accept the new track.

 

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The spoil the other side is still very much in evidence.

 

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Finally, and not surprisingly, the wooden rail fence is already a casualty of the local 'youff' mob.

 

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9 minutes ago, Richard E said:

Some pictures from yesterday.

 

Starting at Lincoln Road the tarmac work including the footpath has now been completed. The only issue I can see is that the bridge parapet on the old bridge seems quite low so may need extending to match the pallisade fence.

 

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As has all the fencing with the gap that was there last week now filled. You can see here that the pallisade fencing and the parapet of the new bridge is the same height.

 

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Moving on to Hurn Road footbridge the track that used to run down to the relay room is still there and looks to be in good condition.

 

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I noticed this valve manifold assembly by the dive under from the footbridge.

 

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The spoil heaps have almost gone from this side.

 

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However there are some heaps of rubble about waiting to be dealt with.

 

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I know we had a very similar image from Crun but I couldn't help adding my own version.

 

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Whilst here I also saw this example of a prototype for everything scene.

 

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And finally moving to Cock Lane I got these.

 

The big pile of ballast that was in the entry to the dive under has gone being spread along the trackbed into the 'tunnel'.

 

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Looking south the accommodation crossing for access to the dive under from the Trading Estate is still there but, apart from that, it looks ready to accept the new track.

 

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The spoil the other side is still very much in evidence.

 

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Finally, and not surprisingly, the wooden rail fence is already a casualty of the local 'youff' mob.

 

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Spot the rabbit lounging on the track to the old relay room! Thanks for the set of photographs Richard. Still cold out with drizzle threatening...

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