Aln Valley Update (2)
The Aln Valley Miniature Railway Update (2)
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.
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.
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: