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  1. Flying Phil replied to the thread Bridge that Gap: Great Central Railway News.

    There was a Large crane at the canal today. It lifted the cantilever beam away. It lifted 4 half sections of the two lattice girders. They were bolted together. It lifted one 40' long lattice girder everso nearly in place....but there was a very...

    Jul 1, 2020 at 7:41 PM
  2. Flying Phil replied to the thread Bridge that Gap: Great Central Railway News.

    It might have been when the gypsum traffic started but that was for the single line. I believe the plan is to have double track across that bridge to give space for a complete gypsum train to stand well clear of the chord and GCR trains to run past.

    Jul 1, 2020 at 10:33 AM
  3. Flying Phil replied to the thread Bridge that Gap: Great Central Railway News.

    You are quite correct JRob't, and of course they already have the Ex Reading bridge decks for the two Factory Flyover bridge sections.

    Jun 30, 2020 at 8:59 PM
  4. Flying Phil replied to the thread Bridge that Gap: Great Central Railway News.

    It certainly is another milestone but there is still a lot more to do. The "Factory Flyover" next stage, is actually two phases in one go, as there is the Precispark car park bridge and arches, and the Railway terrace road (To recycling centre)...

    Jun 30, 2020 at 6:20 PM
  5. Flying Phil replied to the thread Bridge that Gap: Great Central Railway News.

    The Canal bridge is still without it's Lattice girders today.....But they are due to be put in tomorrow mid-day (ish)!

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:18 PM
  6. Flying Phil replied to the thread Mountsorrel Heritage Centre.

    Good news!

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:17 PM
  7. Flying Phil replied to the thread Quorn Wagons website.

    ....Next "Three" projects ...sounds interesting!

    Jun 29, 2020 at 10:08 AM
  8. Flying Phil replied to the thread Bridge that Gap: Great Central Railway News.

    Last night's Zoom presentation of the "Gap" project went well and it resulted in another healthy donation to the fund from the participants. It is good to see that progress is being maintained.

    Jun 29, 2020 at 9:00 AM
  9. Flying Phil replied to the thread Great Central Railway General Matters.

    Obviously the GCR management will be looking at all the relevant guidance and act accordingly.....as they say on their website and in communications to their workers and volunteers. So it is a case of continued "wait and see" but carry on to...

    Jun 28, 2020 at 5:30 PM
  10. Flying Phil attached a file to the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    As "Footballers" could be so sensitive, all the more reason for this.....[ATTACH]

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  11. Flying Phil replied to the thread 35025 Brocklebank Line.

    Certainly it would be good to see Brocklebank running on the GCR, together with Boscastle and a BoB to make the set for a gala!

    Jun 28, 2020 at 11:08 AM
  12. Flying Phil replied to the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    But that is what the "Other" B17 group has been trying to do.....without a great deal of success it would appear. Given the huge support for the 6 remaining A4's.....and the sadly declining number on the Main Line, I'm sure there would be a...

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:58 AM
  13. Flying Phil replied to the thread Betton Grange.

    Strangely this thread has not been updated with the significant boiler progress, hydraulic test, steam test at the end of 2019 and boiler lift into frames in march 2020, just before the C-19 shutdown.

    Jun 27, 2020 at 6:53 PM
  14. Flying Phil replied to the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    Yes! I am pleased to see this is still making good progress and I live in hope that, eventually, they also use it with an A4 front and casing, to make the B17/5 version.

    Jun 27, 2020 at 6:26 PM
  15. Flying Phil replied to the thread NVR Wagon Group Updates.

    What a ......r re the wagon cover ! Now the lockdown is ending, those with sticky fingers are being let loose again!

    Jun 27, 2020 at 12:41 PM