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Bridge that Gap: Great Central Railway News

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Gav106, May 8, 2010.

  1. mikechant

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    That would be a good bit of publicity.
     
  2. Flying Phil

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    There is now scaffold up around the South end of the Canal Bridge and the cantilever beam is in position to lift that end of the bridge for repairs to those bearing pads. No sign of the lattice sections yet.
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    This is about HS2, but mentions the GCR and the NR Expert is the chap who designed the new bridge and alignment.

     
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    What an interesting video, and the analysis of HS2 was very good. Well worth a wider audience. The NR expert was very engaging, I would like to read his heritage rail thesis!
     
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    He misses the point that HS2 doesnt help out those who lost a line to Beeching. It is fine for the big places but ignores the rest of us.
     
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    For another thread, but that depends a lot on where you are, and whether Beeching reversal could ever help in those circumstances.


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    Progress on the South end of the Canal bridge as new steel has been put in above the bearing pad (The light grey painted sections)...apologies for poor quality photograph.(..into the sun, which just came out from behind a cloud!). DSCF7532s.jpg
     
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    Another update has appeared on their website..
    http://www.gcrailway.co.uk/unify/

    Details of the next stage look as if they will be announced in the next month or so!
     
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    I had a quick look topside of the Canal Bridge. It looks as though the major repairs are complete, as the red and white water containers, which acted as counterweights, are no longer on the bridge decks. There was no sign yet of the lattice sections. DSCF7537.JPG
     

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