Replacing the Down Main plain track between the new points and Summer Lane bridge. 66621 with 6Y60 ballast & sleeper wagons on the Up Main. Saturday 10th January 2015.
Old track panels being loaded onto 6Y56. Spoil train 6Y57 sits in the background.
A road railer gets a top up.
66529 pulls forward to be ready to unload the point for loop line.
The Kirow Crane backs off the loop as sleepers are brought forward.
6C25 with 70808 & 70801 wait to enter the worksite with fresh ballast.
Lowering rail on to the sleepers.
Cutting to size.
66621 stands alongside the worksite with ballast and sleeper wagons having arrived as 6Y60 from Westbury earlier in the morning. Saturday 10th January.
Track panels being loaded on to 6Y56 headed by 66601.
70803 runs through the worksite as 6C21 with loaded ballast which was not required.
Point carriers in postion for unloading.
The Kirow Crane backs off the loop and into the worksite.
6C25 with 70806 & 70801 wait to enter the worksite with fresh ballast.
Connecting the new track to the old track on the Down Main.
Roadrailers wait to move down to the worksite at Worle Parkway. Saturday 10th January 2015.
Balfour Beatty Kirow 1200UK Crane DRK 81611 'Malcolm L Pearce' waiting to enter work site at Worle Parkway.
6X58 with 66529 arrives into the worksite with point carriers and track panels.
By Sunday morning the Up Main had been relaid and the Down Main removed.
The Kirow Crane with spreader beam attached backs into the worksite.
The Kirow Crane swings a new track panel into place on the Down Main.
Ready to place the last track panel into place on the Down Main.
By 12.30 on Saturday the Up line had been removed. Spoil train on right being loaded on opposite side of road bridge. 70801 can be seen waiting in the distance with a second spoil train.
Nameplate on Kirow Crane DRK 81611.
New sleepers being unloaded.
Track circuit wiring and track clips being worked on.
With it's work completed and the spreader beam detached the Kirow Crane returns to the loop line.
Spoil from Up Main and loop junction being loaded on to 6Y57 headed by 66511.
70801 heads through the worksite with 6C20 empty spoil train heading back to Westbury as it was no longer required.
The Kirow Crane spreader beam is attached ready to lift it off it's support wagon DB 979113.
Sleepers being placed for the Down Main and 66529 has pulled forward from the station area.
Sleepers being spaced.
A length of continuous rail is expertly dropped into place.
With the crane removed to the loop line the Down Main is connected up. 66529 would include the crane in it's train for the return to Westbury later in the evening.