ENGINEERING WORK

Clitheroe Line

 

 

Low Moor Crossing, Clitheroe

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Above left & right

Track Replacement at Low Moor Crossing, Clitheroe,

on Sunday 11th November 2007

 

 

Photos: David Butterworth

     
 

 

 

Stone-Blower at Low Moor Crossing, Clitheroe,

on Sunday 11th November 2007

Photo: David Butterworth

 

 

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Freckleton Street Bridge

Replacement

Below are photos of the various ongoing stages of this major engineering undertaking in Blackburn

   
     
 
     

 

     
 

 

 

 

Above photos courtesy: W. Briggs, M. Cliffe, B. Haworth

 

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Grand Opening of the bridge

on Friday 27th June 2008,

which was then renamed the

"Alfred Wainwright Bridge"

Opening ceremony, cutting the ribbon at 11.40 a.m.

(L-R) Cllr Alan Cottam, Rt Hon Jack Straw PC MP, Cllr Mohammed Khan (BwD Mayor), watched by Cllr Colin Berry (Council Leader), and The Mayoress.

In the background are Year 6 pupils from St Anne's Junior School ready to cycle across the bridge.

Opening Ceremony photos: W.Briggs

 

 

 

 

 

Below left:

The first public service vehicle to cross the bridge at 12.03.

 

 

 

Below right:

The scene at 13.17

with the bridge being well used by general traffic.

 

 

 

 

 

Engineering Work

at

Standen Hey and Rishton

 

 

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Below:

Work being undertaken

on Sunday 9 December 2007

Photos courtesy: S. Clarke

 

Overbridge 12 between Rishton Tunnel and Rishton Station -

replacement of decking

 

Standen Hey occupation bridge

(above Holgates cutting)

     

 

Shows the remains of the old bridge

at Standen Hey now having been removed

 

Another shot of the missing bridge

at Standen Hey

 

     
 

Above left and right:

Standen Hey

 

Note the unusual construction technique,

which is clearly visible!

     
 

 

Steel Road and Encampment at Standen Hey
 

Photos at Standen Hey and Rishton (below)

courtesy S. Clarke

     
 

Above: Left and right

Overbridge 12 at Rishton

 

Note the engineering brick being used

for the parapet construction

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Fit for 90 m.p.h.

Chatburn - Hellifield

UP Track Relaying

June 2008

 

The photographs have been arranged in sequence to show the whole process of relaying the track from start to finish.

 

 

 

 

On 30 June 2008, under the supervision of Network Rail's Project Site Manager, the RVRNews Editor was afforded privileged access to the relaying work on the UP track between Chatburn and Hellifield.

The accompanying pictures, taken from on and off the track, are a mix of digital photos and grabbed camcorder frames.

A full account of the expedition can be found on pages 14 & 15 of RVRNews84, available from the Tourist Information area of RVBC Offices, Church Walk, Clitheroe, or from Blackburn Visitor Centre, Church Street, Blackburn, priced £2

 

 

Scrap track on its way through Hellifield

on 28 June 2008

 

Digging out the old ballast

near Goosemere Height Farm, Hellifield

30 June 2008

     
 
Tipping new ballast near Nappa, 30 June 2008
 

The Wacker, ballast compacter

waiting its turn for duty,

near Nappa, 30 June 2008

     
 

G44 concrete sleepers ready for laying

near Nappa, 30 June 2008

 

Thermit welding

near Goosemere Height Farm, 3 July 2008

     
 

Grinding a Thermit weld

near Goosemere Height Farm

3 July 2008

 

Close-up of grinding the Thermit weld

on the inside of the cess rail

near Goosemere Height Farm

3 July 2008

     
 

Fastening guard rails to wooden sleepers

on Stock Beck Viaduct, 28 June 2008

 

The Plasser & Theurer Tamper

working at Gisburn, 30 June 2008

     
 

Gauging the 6-foot, following tamping

at Gisburn, 30 June 2008

 

Adrian Cope and Mark Brunnen surveying track

“fit for 90 mph”

at Chatburn, 30 June 2008

     

Grateful thanks are extended to the RVRNews Editor for permission to use these interesting and informative photographs.

 

 

Photos and video captures: W.A.Briggs

 

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