End of the Line

Track lifting is well under way at Butterfly Junction, just the pointwork rails and the sleepers remaining in the station area. These photos also show the vegetation clearance that has taken place.

Ashton Avenue Bridge is now closed for refurbishment, along with the former trackbed. No doubt the rails still on the bridge will be coming out shortly.

A different scene over at SS Great Britain Halt, where the buffer stop has been moved from the end of the line here. I believe that this is to be used as the basis for a small shed, which should come in useful if the branch along the New Cut is closed while MetroBus is under construction.

Level Crossing Work 5

Cold January mornings give everything a glistening sheen of frost.

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A couple of pics showing level crossing construction progress.

Stone setts kept with new parking bays to the right

Stone setts kept with new parking bays to the right

Concrete complete - Almost unrecognisable from the scene a year ago!

Concrete complete – Almost unrecognisable from the scene a year ago!

 

The two steam locos were outside the shed this morning, Portbury was having her fire lit.

Level Crossing Work 2

Both lines have now been lifted, and the trackbed excavated.