An historic week for the Bluebell!
An extra visit on Sunday 3rd February at 12 noon but a commentary
would be superfluous.
North of Imberhorne Lane Bridge, same day and time there is
still a lot of stuff in the way.
North of Hill Place Farm bridge at the same time of day.
Closer. The line now goes as far as it can.
Thought a closer view of the embankment sides might be of interest.
The western embankment which we hope will soon turn a delightful shade
of green, or yellow, or blue(bells) or anything but black. ;-).
The eastern embankment. This does look to be a bit more bedded in,
Something slightly different on Monday 4th February with work at
East Grinstead station making up rail lengths.
The rail crane runs around busying itself.
The screen is to stop the sparks flying - still smells like
November 5th though!
Well here we are on Tuesday 5th lunchtime and while there was some
activity at East Grinstead station we did not see any here.
Looking north the height of the blockage gets lower over time and...
... it is now easy to see how little is left as they have kindly
placed the fuel bowser right on top of the pile.
Not much more to remove that we can see but there is still a
quantity hidden round the bend..
Mid-week Wednesday 6th February and a look from the compound which is
now almost opposite the working site.
But HERE is the story - the way is almost clear! In fact it can't be
more than 24 hours to go to clear the way!
The dark soil/waste in the foreground is all that is left.
An historic day, Saturday 9th February 2013 and we are delighted to
announce that the way looks clear!
Look at the blue digger here...
... and from the other end (on the far right) here.
It's the same
This small pile is in fact the lower part of a slope that goes up
through the embankment on the left. We are told that considerable time
has been spent replacing the ground layer under the digger with clay
which is firmer than the "stuff" there previously, this work