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Peak Rail update of what's occuring

Discussion in 'Heritage railways & Centres in the Uk' started by kestreleyes, Nov 22, 2009.

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    Just a small infill bit of news recently reported on in the railways own in house magazine, to go with the fine work that Ben and the trust and the railway have been doing on Darley Dale station lamps,which Ben was busily undercoating this week between dry and wet days, the report on the restoration of the ex Darley footbridge which has started, the missing columns which dissapeared while in previous storage at the Midland Railway have been recast as have the headers that go atop the columns to support the spans and steps,there's still more on that side to be done before the main spans themselves are cleaned and refurbished and that's best left to Ben and the trust to report on as and when that side of things is done but from an early perspective having the previous drawings for the original errection at Darley Dale has allowed my own department to start moving the location cabinets out the way of the up platform staircase leading to the roadway whose bottom steps will be litterally where the cases are, the battery case will have to move and is the easier job while the signalling case will be transposed sideways soon and depending on cabling slotted out the way hopefully behind or below the footbridge but as plans progress wel update more, for now we've been busy looking at cabling works,getting the locations repositioned and removing redundant materials of the old signalbox base so we can actually get at the site of the base on the up platform, just like an iceberg there's a lot going on behind the scenes before you can see any real progress on the main bridge itself.

    Thought you'd like a small update,for more news see the link below

    http://www.dwvrt.co.uk/dwvrtnewspage.html
     
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    Another small update

    The Ashover Light Railway folks have loaded Spondon for her trip to the Ffeistiniog railway quirks and curiosities event ,if you're on Facebook the following link should take you to a few pics https://www.facebook.com/ashoverlight.railwaysociety/posts/1814369735491150

    I spotted Dave midweek carrying on with the radiator room refurb on one of the class 50s,the side grills are back in now,Dave tells me the radiators themselves are away for refurb at a specialists, speaking off grills,D8 has her grills refitted too,final,painting jobs now on before she's back into service.

    Myself and Andrew spent Friday evening moving cables around to get them out the way of the footbridge steps on Darleys up platform as they'd been run everywhere when the old signalbox was up there,now there all in one place and clear, the next little job for us is to reposition the location cupboard,aka Egyptian style with rollers and poles

    Have a warm n sunny weekend folks
     

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