Loading facility

Coordinator: David Cowie (davecowie7761@sky.com)

Last Updated: 2015-02-14 14:24:16

The permanent ground level loading facility will be constructed on siding No. 2, which is yet to be laid. Until then siding No. 1 is being successfully used as a temporary loading facility, as demonstrated by the receipt of the bogie bolster wagon and the movement of Salmon. The laying of siding No. 2 is key to extending passenger services past Birkenbaud crossing as the continuing use of siding No. 1 for loading and unloading means it cannot be extended to complete the run-around loop. However, siding No. 2 laying is dependent upon completion of the siding drainage and surfacing works and the purchase of the missing components for the turnout (see Run-around loop No.2 siding).

Images

2014-09-13 11:30:00
Siding to be converted into a temporary ground level loading facily (see images of unloading the BEMU)
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Lorry facing rail head with room to manoeuvre out of the way once its load is disconnected
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Load disconnected from swan neck
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Infill track panel laid where lorry cab was and transition rails installed.
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BEMU halfway off trailer
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BEMU just about unloaded and clearly showing transition rails between trailer and infill track panel