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Winter infrastructure projects: 2015 onwards
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:08 am    Post subject: Winter infrastructure projects: 2015 onwards Reply with quote

You can read an update and see images on SVRLive at http://www.svrlive.com/Pages/Infrastructure.aspx concerning the two large projects taking place this winter on the railway's infrastructure which involve our Permanent Way department.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's some interesting background information on the pipeline here.
The pipeline was originally built between 1896 and 1904, with two more pipes added at later dates, so presumably, this is not the first time the track has been taken up to allow access.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why am I always caught on camera stood still ...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photos of our winter maintenance work have been updated on http://www.svrlive.com/Pages/Infrastructure.aspx

These cover infrastructure works on Arley south end points and the Elan Valley Aqueduct works.

EDIT: full stop removed


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hearn_p wrote:
Photos of our winter maintenance work have been updated on http://www.svrlive.com/Pages/Infrastructure.aspx. These cover infrastructure works on Arley south end points and the Elan Valley Aqueduct works.


"Full stop breaking link" alert!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Full stop removed, link mended.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.svrlive.com/Pages/Infrastructure.aspx includes new photos and the below:
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19/01/15 Work has progressed at the Elan Valley site. More of the large 41 diameter pipes have been exposed and the high pressure water demolition kit is now on site and this work is likely to carry on round the clock now as the pressure mounts to complete on time. Note the small mini digger that has the concrete cutting nozzle attached. There is now a fair amount of plant at the location including high powered lighting units that will allow work to continue in the hours of darkness.

19/01/15 The works at Arley are progressing well thanks to reasonable weather. The geotextile has been laid and is now receiving the first covering of ballast onto which the track and point components will be assembled. Parallel to this work are the improvements to the drainage which are now taking place. The whole area presents a scene of intense activity as the team pushes on to having the infrastructure back in place and working for the February half term week.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same link

21/01/15 The concrete surrounding the cast iron pipes is now being broken up using high pressure water jets. The netting has been erected around the chamber in order to capture any stray pieces of concrete that fly up during demolition. The kit is operating at around 1200 1500 bar (17400 21755) and is highly effective means of concrete removal. Use of jack hammers is forbidden in case of accidental penetration of the water pipes.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hearn_p wrote:
. . . . .The kit is operating at around 1200 1500 bar (17400 21755) . . . . .
I take it that is PSI.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

boldford wrote:
hearn_p wrote:
. . . . .The kit is operating at around 1200 1500 bar (17400 21755) . . . . .
I take it that is PSI.


I bar = 14.5psi (approx.)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Temporary traffic lights on Kidderminster Road from Monday Kidderminster Shuttle January 23rd
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update: 23rd January
http://www.svrlive.com/Pages/Infrastructure.aspx
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suspect it's been mentioned before, but to little effect - could the speed of the slideshows be slowed down? It's often past the first image or two by the time the page has fully loaded for me, and it's very annoying to be reading the description for the latest set only to have it change halfway through due to it reaching the next older set of images!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just use the pause/play button, the left hand one of the four below the photo. Works a treat for me!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

28/01/15

Aqueduct

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The first of the pipes is now being drained down into the river. This process takes about 18 hours to drain a 17 mile section of the pipe between isolating valves. The concrete removal is still proceeding slowly. This is a difficult and arduous task especially as the process is being carried out in cold weather. The site is now something of a mudbath further adding to the difficulties. Despite all this we are assured the task is still on course and the arrival of the replacement pipes at Bewdley is cause for hope.


Arley

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The points are now almost fully laid out on the site with much drilling and screwing taking place. The arrival of three new special cast iron chairs to replace defective originals now completes the list of components required. S&T have also carried out some reinstatement works.


Bewdley South Viaduct

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Work proceeding on Sandbourne viaduct, pier No.7. Note the size of the core drill and resulting hole. A good deal of skill stonemasonry is being applied to these repairs and will have to be repeated on other piers in the future.
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