Infrastructure News

News reports covering work on the track, lineside, buildings old and new, signalling, bridges and other civil engineering across the Bluebell Railway

Winter track re-laying:
Joining up the previously re-laid sections. End of week 1 – 16 January 2022

Track re-lay in progress - Jon Goff - 16 January 2022 The re-laying covers 311 yards of track at Milepost 9/1 (between Lindfield Wood and Waterworks), which is the last significant stretch to be re-laid between Sheffield Park and Horsted Keynes, although a section south of Freshfield Bank, and a short section over New Road Bridge remain to be tackled.

Jon Goff’s photo shows the track re-lay in progress.

You can read the full report here (pdf).

Track re-lay - week 1 (PDF)


OP4 J-road inauguration - 4 August 2021 - Bruce Healey

OP4: J-road connected and stock enters last part of the storage shed August 2021


Bruce Healey’s photos show the inauguration of J-road of OP4 (Operation Undercover Phase 4) on 4 August, with the C&W Works Sentinel shunter breaking an improvised ribbon, and then putting the first carriages (LSWR 494 and SECR/SR 1050) inside the final road of this long-term storage shed.

OP4 J-road inauguration - LSWR 494 - 4 August 2021 - Bruce Healey OP4 J-road inauguration - SECR/SR 1050 - 4 August 2021 - Bruce Healey


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Last updated 21 January 2022 by Richard Salmon
with huge thanks to Barry Luck, Jon Goff, Mike Hopps, Kevin Tucker, Brian Kidman and Bruce Healey.