Spring 2005 Engineering Work
The project for the first of two engineering weeks this Spring was the renewal of 3 road south of the platforms at Horsted Keynes.
The following photos from Paul Robertson, the Bluebell's PW manager, illustrate the work underway.
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Preparations underway for the track panels to be removed.
With the track and ballast removed, the clay underneath the formation that was causing the problems is excavated.
The protective membrane is put down, and protected with sand, in order to stop the remaining clay re-surfacing.
Ready for the ballast to be replaced.
The ballast has been returned and is rolled ready for the track to be laid.
The sleepers and rails are hoisted back into position...
...and re-connected and aligned.
After further ballast has been delivered to site, the tamper moves in to level everything out!
The tamper finishes off the job, before the line can be re-opened to traffic.
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