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Author Topic: Four track for Filton Bank - ongoing discussion  (Read 106962 times)
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« Reply #360 on: May 21, 2018, 02:27:25 pm »

Nice photos. Good to see the progress. I’m hoping to have a look around for myself later this evening.

Just as a point of interest, the lines at this location are titled the ‘Up Filton’ and ‘Down Filton’, not the Up & Down Main.
Yebbut which way is which?

And I've just realized that having mentioned the Orange Army in my caption, there are none actually in the photo! But they were there...

It would seem then that I wasted my time posting a diagram here: http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=13113.msg236581#msg236581
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« Reply #361 on: May 21, 2018, 02:46:39 pm »

Nice photos. Good to see the progress. I’m hoping to have a look around for myself later this evening.

Just as a point of interest, the lines at this location are titled the ‘Up Filton’ and ‘Down Filton’, not the Up & Down Main.

Yeah as SandTEngineer pointed out a while ago when he posted the new track diagram, while there are just 2 running lines they are the Up Filton and Down Filton, but obviously now the laying of the 2nd set of running lines is taking place they're referred to as the 'Main' and 'Relief' lines as just Filton won't distinguish between them, and seeing as the new lines being laid will be on different 'sides' due to the current slew of the track halfway up the bank, we've been using what will be the new terminology to refer to each set...

So the 2 new lines currently being laid in the location of these pics will be the new up and down 'relief', whereas south of the slew before Muller Road until Dr Days the 2 new lines to be laid there will become part of the up and down 'main', joining onto the existing lines up to FIT

SandT's excellent new diagram clarifies all of this
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« Reply #362 on: May 21, 2018, 02:57:48 pm »

Nice photos. Good to see the progress. I’m hoping to have a look around for myself later this evening.

Just as a point of interest, the lines at this location are titled the ‘Up Filton’ and ‘Down Filton’, not the Up & Down Main.
Yebbut which way is which?

And I've just realized that having mentioned the Orange Army in my caption, there are none actually in the photo! But they were there...

It would seem then that I wasted my time posting a diagram here: http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=13113.msg236581#msg236581
Not wasted at all, because even if I'd forgotten it, other people won't have, and even if everyone forgot it, it would remain here as a resource. Although in fact it doesn't, as far as I can see, answer my question of which way is up and which way is down when the "to London" convention doesn't apply.
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« Reply #363 on: May 21, 2018, 03:19:25 pm »

Up is North and Down is South...  think of it as the quickest route to London from that point, as it's going via the quicker Badminton lines rather than thru Bath & Chippenham

So looking north from Constable Rd & Bonnington Walk, the new 4 lines left to right are Up Relief, Down Relief, Up Main and Down Main
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« Reply #364 on: May 21, 2018, 07:30:25 pm »

Are the 'Up Filton Relief, Down Filton Relief, Up Filton Main, Down Filton Main' names not going to be used on the new four track section?

Wouldn't having two sections of 'Up Main, Down Main' (with the line to/from Bath) in close proximity lead to confusion?
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« Reply #365 on: May 21, 2018, 07:35:57 pm »

Judging by SandT's diagram yeah they will once it's all completed, as they'll also need to differentiate between the Up and Down lines on the Badminton (S Wales) Main Line...

Just easier on this thread here to refer to them as simply the Up / Down Main & Relief I guess as it's all to do with Filton Bank anyway
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« Reply #366 on: May 21, 2018, 08:16:31 pm »

Up is North and Down is South...  think of it as the quickest route to London from that point, as it's going via the quicker Badminton lines rather than thru Bath & Chippenham

Not only that; there are scheduled services between BRI and PAD via BPW. Well, only one a day at the most, and much the same 20 years ago. There aren't any London trains going the other way around, and I doubt there ever were. (Disruption excepted, of course.)
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« Reply #367 on: May 21, 2018, 08:19:53 pm »

So you don't think the proposed IET services between Temple Meads and Paddington via Parkway will happen?

EDIT: Sorry misread last word as "will be" rather than "were".

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« Reply #368 on: May 21, 2018, 08:33:06 pm »

Up is North and Down is South...  think of it as the quickest route to London from that point, as it's going via the quicker Badminton lines rather than thru Bath & Chippenham

So looking north from Constable Rd & Bonnington Walk, the new 4 lines left to right are Up Relief, Down Relief, Up Main and Down Main
Cheers! I wasn't sure if it was that or if up would be south, towards Temple Meads as the nearest major-est station.
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« Reply #369 on: May 29, 2018, 11:15:05 pm »

Not only that; there are scheduled services between BRI and PAD via BPW. Well, only one a day at the most, and much the same 20 years ago. There aren't any London trains going the other way around, and I doubt there ever were. (Disruption excepted, of course.)

1912 Paddington - Temple Meads. First stop Swindon then Bristol Parkway. Fridays only it also calls at Reading and Didcot.
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« Reply #370 on: May 29, 2018, 11:42:54 pm »

Up is North and Down is South...  think of it as the quickest route to London from that point, as it's going via the quicker Badminton lines rather than thru Bath & Chippenham

Not only that; there are scheduled services between BRI and PAD via BPW. Well, only one a day at the most, and much the same 20 years ago. There aren't any London trains going the other way around, and I doubt there ever were. (Disruption excepted, of course.)

There used to be a train that stopped at Paddington at about 8.30am ish that went to Temple Meads via Parkway. I think it then went on to Exeter.  The first time I caught it caused me a moment of concern that I had caught the wrong train. 
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« Reply #371 on: June 04, 2018, 02:48:09 pm »

Mondays being very short work days these days, I sometimes divert my route home to pick up a few items from Filton Asda and have a quick nose at how the new platform works at Abbey Wood are doing. Took some pics today. Still no clear platform or track bed but some progress on the retaining walls.
Top pick looking north, bottom looking South towards Temple Meads.
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« Reply #372 on: June 05, 2018, 05:35:24 pm »

Got a shot at a new angle on the Stapleton Road viaduct works today: From the top deck of the JustaBus j3 service(!):
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« Reply #373 on: June 05, 2018, 08:06:14 pm »

#MeToo, although from the more traditional viewpoint of a 48A on Stapleton Road. I was heading home from my depressing MetroBust ride. I had taken my camera, but saw nothing I wanted to immortalise until this.







Rather impressive, I thought.
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« Reply #374 on: June 05, 2018, 08:28:43 pm »

Impressive is the very word it brought to my mind too.
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