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Wednesday 19th May. Progress report.

 

Views of progress on the new railings:

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Views East from the Lincoln Road bridge:

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What are the newly arrived objects just alongside the Glinton Junction points?

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Views SE from Hurn Road bridge.

 

Making progress on removing the soil from the land bridge:

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Views south from Hurn Road bridge.

 

More containers per Class 66 load:

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Orange Army at the end of the line:

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More Azumas back up and running:

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225 also in use:

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Views north from Hurn Road junction of the increasing soil heap:

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3 hours ago, Donington Road said:

 

[Peterborough Today quote]

Spalding had previously been a victim of the Beeching cuts to the railway until the shuttle was introduced on June 7, 1971.

This was initially just for one journey in the morning rush hour and another in the evening rush hour.

Over time, the number of journeys increased with more stations being introduced.

 

Yes, another poor journalist no checking the facts. Where are these stations to be found between Peterborough and Spalding?

 

Ummm, ummm ... Ah! between Spalding and Lincoln.

 

Pretty standard fodder for the PT, probably written by some underpaid hack in some long forgotten corner of the country who doesn't know where Spalding is or what it looks like even if they were placed on the station forecourt.

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They do say further down the article that there is now a better service throughout the day with through services at the times in the morning and evening when there were previously only shuttles.

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3 hours ago, Crun said:

What are the newly arrived objects just alongside the Glinton Junction points?

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Not sure.  There are a lot of white electrical boxes (not in cabinets?) then above them is a new sign, a roundal with a rectangle above it all covered up with black plastic.  Maybe it is a speed restriction sign with arrow on the rectangle denoting it applies to the diverging junction only.  A lot more electical boxes below the sign as well.

 

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2 hours ago, Donington Road said:

 

Not sure.  There are a lot of white electrical boxes (not in cabinets?) then above them is a new sign, a roundal with a rectangle above it all covered up with black plastic.  Maybe it is a speed restriction sign with arrow on the rectangle denoting it applies to the diverging junction only.  A lot more electical boxes below the sign as well.

 

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Difficult to tell exactly from this angle, but probably S&T disconnection boxes for Track Circuit feeds or possibly feeds for Points Heating.

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20 hours ago, melmerby said:

Or for those with horizontal eyes:)

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Many thanks for rotating my photograph round.  I tried myself with no solution. I will be back out on my bike over the slightly less windy and wet weekend.

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1 minute ago, Crun said:

Many thanks for rotating my photograph round.  I tried myself with no solution. I will be back out on my bike over the slightly less windy and wet weekend.

I assumed it was taken on a mobile device, where up isn't always up. I've had the problem myself.

A quick 90 rotate in a graphics program did the trick.

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Went out to see if I could get any photos of those electrical boxes at Glinton Junction.  Not much luck though, the multitude of trees and brambles hides nearly everything.

This is what I did manage though. The point is for the connection to the down line of the dive under (Peterborough to the left, Spalding to the right).

The two concrete things beyond the electric boxes are unfamiliar.

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Moving on to Foxcovert Road there is track lying everywhere ready for the new lines down to the dive under.  They sure have a long way to drag it though.

Looking towards Spalding, there is even some long lengths in the cess on the right hand side beyond the signal and under the bridge.

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Looking towards Lincoln Road

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The new sign covered up.

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Finally, trying to look through the 'skew whiff supports' of the new Lincoln Road bridge.

 

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Moving on towards Lincoln Road.

View of the temporary bridge from the north side before its imminent removal.  Note the large concrete plinth, and the bridge only sits on the top step.

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This makeshift structure was made on Thursday and concrete was poured on Friday.  It just lays on the ballast under the temporay bridge and looks to be a support to help facilitate the removal of the bridge.  As far as I know the bridge will be removed sometime next weekend.

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Signage on the fence for the water valves.  Only being fixed with cable ties I doubt that they will survive for very long.

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The sign on the old bridge.  The bridges do look nice now that they have been painted to remove all the old graffiti.

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The galvanised fencing is not obtrusive and good views can be had of the railway and it will be even better when the temporary bridge has gone.  It will be a popular place for photographers in the future, especially as there are no OHE getting in the way.

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I am still unsure why this very high three metre fencing along the top of the embankment is needed.

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The two concrete things beyond the electric boxes are unfamiliar.

 

If you mean the two items I've circled in yellow, they are Points Heating transformers.

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On to Hurn Road and not much to report or see diffeent from the photos Crun posted a few days back.

The concrete tunnel sections are still there but I did notice the new water valves in the background.

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These short lengths of rail have appeared recently.  Perhaps there is a clean up going on.

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To round off today my good friend Trackside ECML paid a visit to Cock Lane and sent these photos.

The fleet of lorries used for carrying away the spoil parked up for the weekend.

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The spoil heap in the middle distance has really diminished in the last few weeks.

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Wooden fencing starting to be erected on the west side of Cock Lane footbridge.

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12 minutes ago, iands said:

The two concrete things beyond the electric boxes are unfamiliar.

 

If you mean the two items I've circled in yellow, they are Points Heating transformers.

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Thank you Ian.  There was me thinking they were seats for weary railway workers :crazy:

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2 minutes ago, Donington Road said:

 

Thank you Ian.  There was me thinking they were seats for weary railway workers :crazy:

They may well have a dual purpose, unofficially.

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The cable ties on the signs probably denote "supplied by one subcontractor, awaiting affixing by a different one" or possibly "awaiting approval before permanent attachment" 

 

The three metre fencing is anti-vandal fencing. Another subcontractor will probably be along in due course, to string razor wire along the notches visible near the top of the tines - a specialist job. 

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On 19/05/2021 at 14:14, Donington Road said:

 

[Peterborough Today quote]

Spalding had previously been a victim of the Beeching cuts to the railway until the shuttle was introduced on June 7, 1971.

This was initially just for one journey in the morning rush hour and another in the evening rush hour.

Over time, the number of journeys increased with more stations being introduced.

 

Yes, another poor journalist no checking the facts. Where are these stations to be found between Peterborough and Spalding?

 

The former Peterborough to Spalding line included stations at Peakirk, St James Deeping and Littleworth, all closed in 1970. Littleworth was considered for reopening, but a report (published 2016) dismissed this as not cost-effective due to requiring a car park and crossing bridge.

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2 hours ago, rockershovel said:

 

The former Peterborough to Spalding line included stations at Peakirk, St James Deeping and Littleworth, all closed in 1970. Littleworth was considered for reopening, but a report (published 2016) dismissed this as not cost-effective due to requiring a car park and crossing bridge.

 

The article implied that more stations were added to the shuttle service between Peterborough and Spalding over time which is not true.

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When (if) we have a heatwave NR will need to keep a careful eye on those lengths of rail stored in the four foot before they expand and cause TC failures (bitter experience speaking here). Thanks for all the great photos BTW. 

 

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