It will be capable of building tramcars, suburban or inter-city trains and high-speed trains. There will be no trains during two short periods — 20 — 28 October and 16 — 24 February The massive new concourse was completed during a ten day closure of the station over the Christmas and New Year period and is as large as the Wembley football pitch. All fifteen platforms are linked together for the first time by the new concourse. The revised layout extends to just before Copenhagen Tunnel through which there are still only four tracks. The whole area will be resignalled and it will be possible to handle the significant increase in long distance services planned for The route had been closed for several months for electrification work and a number of civil engineering improvements. Freight services hauled by electric locomotives will also use the line. During the repair work trains turned at South Parkway station. The cat, Hermes, was found on 2 January having apparently wandered into the adjacent suburban area and become disorientated.
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It is one of two mainline London termini south of the River Thames , the other is Waterloo. The completion of the line into London Bridge was postponed because of delays in constructing a bridge at Bermondsey Street. It was approached through a pair of iron gates.
Suspicious Vehicles Again! (Posted 24/02/) Over this past week, we have had several incidents where suspect vehicles have been seen in the area and the occupants acting suspiciously.
Was the LMS too big? Frederic Stansfield In his reply to my earlier letter about the size of the LMS September issue , Doug Landau November issue makes many interesting points describing the company’s engineering innovations. But two of Landau’s examples show how engineering developments within the LMS were subordinated to business issues.
LMS management’s rejection of electrification proposals, because of insufficient return on capital, is unsurprising when neither the scheme nor the one linked London with a major city such as Birmingham. Also, the belt repair system to which Landau refers represented the development in Britain of “scientific management” techniques. As he indicates, this system had the business aim of reducing repair times and costs.
Letter writer would agree in general with Landau’s observation that the Southern Railway was the most forward looking of the ‘Big Four’. However, in my previous letter I compared the LMS not with its British contemporaries but with other European railways, which received more government support. Britain’s railways, including the LMS, did receive very limited government finance in the s.
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(Below) The 50th Anniversary of the closure of Guildford Motive Power Depot and the end of steam on the Southern Region. Retired railwaymen and steam fans gathered at Guildford railway station on Farnham Road bridge on Sunday July 9 for the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate Guildford’s engine shed that closed exactly 50 years ago.
More than 70 teams will put their homemade soapbox vehicles to the test on Sunday July 9. The event challenges both experienced racers and novices to compete against the clock in a daring, obstacle filled downhill race. The event challenges both experienced racers and novices to compete against the clock Teams put their design skills to the test as each soapbox is built from scratch. The course is a whopping m long and features ramps and bends that are sure to keep the competitors on their toes.
One of the Soapbox designs in the planning stage Image: Red Bull In the fastest course run was Here is all you need to know about the famous Soapbox Race: The annual Soapbox Race returns for another year Image:
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Now TfL have made the first digital images of their new trains available to the public. Bombardier won the contract, which is for both the supply of the 66 trains required and the running of Old Oak Common maintenance depot, back in February Not only do TfL have an option for another 17, but a variant of the stock has also been ordered for London Overground.
There, 45 units will replace the s, s and s currently found on the Lea Valley and Gospel Oak — Barking lines, as well as the s on the Watford DC line.
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Above Meath Green near Horley , the terrace corresponds to the flood plain of the river, however from this point downstream to Brockham, the river cuts a narrow trench no more than m wide. A similar trench is runs up several of the Mole’s tributaries, notably along Deanoak Brook which follows a local strike. The presence of the trench protects the land from flooding rendering it suitable for agriculture.
The bedrock is permeable chalk and the water table lies permanently below the level of the riverbed, allowing water to drain out of the river through swallow holes in the bed and banks. At this point that the water table rises enough for the water to flow back into the main river channel. Fagg identified 25 active swallow holes between Dorking and Mickleham ; most were only a few centimetres in diameter and were located in the vertical banks of the river below the water line.
Initially the surveyors tried to fill the holes with rubble to prevent the foundations of the new road subsiding. However this proved to be impractical and they were instead covered by concrete domes, up to 18 m in diameter, each fully supported by the surrounding chalk and provided with a manhole and access shaft to allow periodic inspection.
In this manner it goes away, lessening the stream for above a mile, near two, and these they call the Swallows. Not all of the water removed from the river by the swallow holes is returned to the channel at Leatherhead. The chalk aquifer also feeds the springs at the southern end of Fetcham Mill Pond, which have never been known to run dry.
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Northern Heights My Layout On this page, the original layout is shown and then the first major extension is built, rails laid and fully tested. The trials and tribulations are described in some detail. Then there is some general advice on layout building with some expert advice from one of our readers. Then we have the Layout Extension built in
South West Trains incident: Man hit and killed by train between Clapham Junction and London Waterloo. Major disruption to rail services is expected until 2am on Tuesday.
Line and station closures[ edit ] Freshwater on the Isle of Wight closed in The “Bluebell line” between East Grinstead and Lewes closed between and Sheffield Park became part of the Bluebell Railway preserved line. The Beeching Axe severely cut the route mileage of most regions but the Southern Region escaped major losses in the London commuter area due to high passenger numbers on its frequent suburban services.
The line between Blackfriars and Farringdon was also closed in the s but was reopened in the s. Holborn Viaduct in central London closed in As part of the upgrading of the reopened Blackfriars—Farringdon line it was replaced by City Thameslink station which occupies the same site, at a lower level.
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Restored Active in Unit Standard Class. Donor unit previously numbered By way of demonstration, HDL restored a compartment from one of the three Trailer First Corridor vehicles which are otherwise in as-withdrawn condition. Note the BR logo on the mirror.
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A little edge chipping on two examples and one is a little dusty, good otherwise. It was never owned by the LNER. However, following nationalisation it was transferred to the Eastern Region of British Railways. Initially, tickets were ordered from the former LNER printing works, many, like this example, being produced with the old company title. Some of the tickets are to the same destinations, but are in different print styles. Issued 3rd singles from Neath to Talgarth Mid. Five of the tickets have dates in and stamped on the backs.
The ticket is of the third and last type used by the Company. In most cases, the backs of the pages are endorsed with the years in which the tickets were issued. A 3rd Parly single from Kingussie to Broomhill. Issued whole comprising 1st singles from London Euston to Huyton , St. The lot also includes an early unused 3rd single from Wansford to Colwich with company monogram on the back. A collection of 40 severed halves.