8th May 2013 and we stopped to see how and if the area was beginning
to look less like a building site. Well make your own mind up. Perhaps
a pity nobody thought to spread a few grass seeds.
To the north of Imberhorne bridge a new drain is being dug at the top
of the western side. Interesting that no grass is yet growing so it'll
be weeds then.
This area on the right has not been touched for over a year and the
grass is just about beginning to spread.
HOWEVER we must say that the black area does not look as though it
will ever green up. We think the railway have missed a trick and a
huge area of dark gloomy black is not welcoming. Someone suggested
that grass would grow through the cover - we doubt it!
The tank is painted and almost ready to be positioned.
Nature does eventually take over. Here is East Grinstead platform
where some moss has started to sprout. I understand that urine will
help it grow!
A slightly unusual picture looking south from East Grinstead platform.
Now to the cutting where there are some slight signs of nature, but
this is on the shaded eastern side of the cutting! We'd have thought
that the sunny side would sprout first. The black still looks as awful
as ever with no signs of nature.
On Tuesday they were working on the western face, unfortunately on the
side that is hard to see..
Now to the southern side of Imberhorne Bridge where the new drain has
just about reached its destination.
Getting towards the end of May, actually Tuesday 21st and work has
resumed. As predicted they seem to be working to make the double width
section single again by bringing down lorry loads of sticky mud from
on high. However we have also been told that the stuff is to be moved
away from here - but where to?
This picture might have been taken during the construction phase - but
it wasn't, it was taken today!
As you can despite there having been only an average rainfall lately
the clay is still sticky enough to be turned into pottery!
As you can see this part of the cutting will soon be single width
until the waste is moved.
Let's hope the drivers can still see the new signal.
Looking at the eastern side we can see that where the ground has not
been touched for almost a year vegetation is once again asserting
A look to the north towards East Grinstead station. Great pity there
is no siding here.
To keep you up to date a quick look north from Imberhorne Lane bridge.
As we can see this area is still very dark and mysterious.