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Sunday, 10 March 2013

Cracking on with the Track

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Our troublesome truck has had its last journey by rail, having been moved last week from Oakworth to Ingrow as part of a works train.   It is now alongside the Vintage Carriages Trust building - top picture.   This will enable much easier crane access when we come to take it by road.

Our good friends at the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, besides offering us the truck, have let us have the rail components we need to extend and strengthen our track to take the wagon.   Here are the bits I collected from KWVR track supremo Arthur Walker yesterday.   They include four quite specialised rail chairs that are needed at buffers to take double width rail.   I was doubting that we would be able to source these anywhere nowadays.   Our little Honda Jazz managed the weight of cast iron but moaned a bit.

(In case you are wondering, we shall be making a substantial donation to the KWVR for the truck and the track.)

Next job is to get the track laid and ready for the truck.
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