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Aln Valley Update (2)

The Aln Valley Miniature Railway Update (2)


12/03/2022


Things are moving quickly on the Aln Valley Miniature Railway!


With a lot of the ballast now down, it’s time to move onto the next stage which includes levelling and track work.


We’ve made good progress with the point which will form a spur off the main running line.


We’re now working out rolling stock allocation, we’ve got a new carriage and a new locomotive which we’ll be posting about shortly!


We’ve also got a load of great portable events coming up soon too - we’re particularly excited for our Ushaw over Easter, where train rides are free for visitors! See Ushaw’s post for more info.



22/03/2022


Work continues on the point - this included cutting and drilling sleepers to fit. Once these were attached, I then used one of our heaviest bogies to run over the point to test the check rail clearances and frog. It will still require work but it's progressing at a steady pace.


26/03/2022


Further work on ballasting has been undertaken, the line is now mostly ballasted and the area near the station has been dug out - all that's left to do now is to add gravel to the platform area (and level off the rest of the line).



Watch these videos for a summary:


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