Monday, 8 August 2011

Saturday 6th August - Normal Service Resumed!

Much of the activity on Saturday concentrated on the finishing off of the fence line adjacent to the B & B.The job is virtually completed with only a few extra sleepers require to finish it off. Glynn Cornish came to inspect the work - I think we got the QA stamp!

We had a welcome visit from John Balderstone and had the opportunity to chew over the bridge situation between Laverton and Broadway. Although a significant amount of investment is required to refurbish the bridges it seemed to be a straight forward process and  the lads ended up happier having had some of the black art explained. John also had a look at our proposals for 1A and I felt that our approach was generally sound. Thanks John.


Stuart said...

Re the Bridges, I seem to recall some time ago that you said you have a problem with vehicle strikes. Well Network Rail seem to have come up with a decent solution on the Badminton line where it crosses over the Chippenham-Malmesbury Road.,+United+Kingdom&hl=en&ll=51.542081,-2.126289&spn=0.002295,0.004823&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=47.569986,79.013672&t=h&z=18&layer=c&cbll=51.542136,-2.126237&panoid=3g_IbOjH_hjxHdf26jzmGw&cbp=12,213.62,,0,10.21

Hope the link works. :) Dont know how useable this is on your bridges, but it looks a sensible precaution against vehicle strikes. They also seem to have installed a light sensor that measures the height of the vehicle in the nearest village and flashes up a warning to the driver.

steve said...

The rail bridge in Warwick has similar device