This equipment may need a little help to move. I doubt it will get out
under its own steam. Part of the dust cart perhaps, no!
Finally for today a mini "track treck" was observed making its way
south during the morning.
Tuesday 19th February and it seemed to be a day of miscellaneous jobs
on the railway today. Here a large quantity of clay is gradually moved
north levelling as it goes. The Bluebell gang can be seen in the distance - their line is
just out of sight.
Now looking into the sun we can see the progress from yesterday with
end of the line now almost going out of sight round the bend. The high
point seems to be where the black sheet crosses the rails.
Transporting bits and pieces about the site. We can't see exactly what
is happening at the apex of the corner.
Here we can see that more has been added to the new signal post.
And another look at the new curve shows the high spot of the line, it
seems to be about where the men are working.
Sorry, due to a camera
fault there will be no video today - you did not miss much at least!
We hope to give another report tomorrow.
Wednesday 20th February. Please accept my apology but the wind was too
cold for me to stay long but there is still some interesting action to
Work continues removing even more of the rocks. They seem much harder
to break up than those at the other end. Unless the trains will swerve
round them it looks as though the entire dark coloured pile in the
photo on the left will soon be a distant memory.
Saturday 23rd February and we visited twice today rather expecting to
see work going on everywhere.
Here the ballast that was delivered over the last couple of days
waiting to be used all along the new railway line.
The new track going off into the southern distance.
Now looking north from Imberhorne Lane bridge.
There IS work going on but hidden under the bridge!
The newly widened section is clearly visible here.
Just one more view looking south.
Now a couple of pictures that will eventually end up on the Horsted
First the defibrillator waiting to save a life. Well
done to those who organised this important life saver.
Diesel never do! -
Finally, a quick snapshot of Swordfish as it travelled (slightly
uphill) south back to
Sheffield Park pulling a guards van. By the time my camera had
recycled the combination was out of sight!