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Author Topic: Engineering work to close St Ives branch Jan to Feb 2021  (Read 6071 times)
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« Reply #75 on: January 23, 2021, 07:46:04 pm »

Thinking about this, if the G7 actually agrees on something significant, people may be arguing 50 years hence about whether something is a breach of the "Carbis Bay Agreement".
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« Reply #76 on: January 23, 2021, 07:54:15 pm »

Thinking about this, if the G7 actually agrees on something significant, people may be arguing 50 years hence about whether something is a breach of the "Carbis Bay Agreement".

Just so long as the leaders are not still bickering about the "2021 G7 car/bus bay agreement".
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« Reply #77 on: January 25, 2021, 09:29:41 pm »

Just read about Boris talking to Joe Biden about railways in the times. I am afraid most of the article is behind a paywall.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/johnson-biden-phone-call-love-of-railways-puts-us-relations-on-right-track-ghm6bk3tw
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« Reply #78 on: January 25, 2021, 09:47:39 pm »

Just read about Boris talking to Joe Biden about railways in the times. I am afraid most of the article is behind a paywall.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/johnson-biden-phone-call-love-of-railways-puts-us-relations-on-right-track-ghm6bk3tw

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He and Joe Biden are said to have bonded over their mutual love of rolling stock in the first call between the two men since the new US president took office.

The prime minister is understood to have asked about Mr Biden?s Amtrak train journeys across the country and his daily commute by train from his home in Delaware to work in Washington when he was a senator. His commitment to the US rail network and his battle to win more public funding for the sector earned him the nickname ?Amtrak Joe?. He was said to have been disappointed that security concerns scuppered his plan to travel by train to his inauguration last week.

The rest is largely boring politics, but it does make the prospect of a Presidential rail trip whilst over here seem a little more likely.
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« Reply #79 on: January 26, 2021, 03:01:42 pm »

Some more pictures, from National Rail's Twitter feed:







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We've got just under two weeks left on the St Ives branch line, where we've replaced worn sleepers and track, laid fresh stone, installed guard rail, (it's not narrow gauge) and we have drainage work to do.
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« Reply #80 on: January 26, 2021, 03:32:20 pm »

Some more pictures ...



The accompanying text says ...

I know what it says .... but I still half expect Countess or Southern Maid to appear around the corner!
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« Reply #81 on: January 26, 2021, 04:49:28 pm »

May someone enlighten me as to what the four green wires are that are plugged into the 'rails' with a blue connector?
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« Reply #82 on: January 26, 2021, 05:06:49 pm »

May someone enlighten me as to what the four green wires are that are plugged into the 'rails' with a blue connector?

Pandrol fastclips?  Preinstalled on sleepers - modern replacement for Pandrol P clips, I think they?re designed for use with automated track laying machines.
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« Reply #83 on: January 26, 2021, 06:31:46 pm »

Sorry about the size, BTW. They aren't my photos, and I couldn't think of a quick way to unembiggen them.
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« Reply #84 on: January 26, 2021, 06:41:36 pm »

Sorry about the size, BTW. They aren't my photos, and I couldn't think of a quick way to unembiggen them.

You put width=800 after "img" in [img] (or 600 as it's portrait shjape). See Graham's post above for an example.
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« Reply #85 on: January 26, 2021, 07:20:50 pm »



You put width=800 after "img" in [img] (or 600 as it's portrait shjape). See Graham's post above for an example.

I am obliged to my learned friend, they are now unembiggened.
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« Reply #86 on: January 26, 2021, 07:37:37 pm »



You put width=800 after "img" in [img] (or 600 as it's portrait shjape). See Graham's post above for an example.

I am obliged to my learned friend, they are now unembiggened.

.. or would be with the width put in the right place, thus - [img width=600].
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« Reply #87 on: January 26, 2021, 11:42:58 pm »


.. or would be with the width put in the right place, thus - [img width=600].

Don't know what happened there, but never trust a preview. New glasses too. I went for 800 in the end.
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« Reply #88 on: February 08, 2021, 12:54:44 pm »

Line reopened this morning as scheduled, NRW however still pedalling the biggest track investment in 60 years mantra though which is unfortunate.
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« Reply #89 on: February 08, 2021, 01:47:48 pm »

Line reopened this morning as scheduled, NRW however still pedalling the biggest track investment in 60 years mantra though which is unfortunate.

I wouldn't worry about it too much.  All good publicity for the railway and great to see everything go to plan with the line reopening today.  I've enjoyed seeing NR's tweets with photos and videos from the worksite.
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