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« Reply #120 on: May 19, 2021, 08:50:42 am »

More from Rail Advent here, with a video embedded, showing the track laying gizmo.

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« Reply #121 on: May 19, 2021, 10:59:17 am »

Can they now train it to install OHL (Over-Head Line) gantries and wires?  Grin
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« Reply #122 on: June 01, 2021, 06:12:44 pm »

Went to Okehampton today. doesn't open to 11am for platform 1 and 2 for the small museum, bookshop, and some refreshments. Free parking. Platform 3 out of bounds. Only toilets I could see were portaloos by the bicycle hire

The platforms are in remarkably good condition. Picture show limit of works is just across the road bridge. Tracks still require tamping. Old concrete sleepers were removed as well as wooden ones. There are metal sleepers in the bay. Lot of removed material to take away, by train?, to get the car park back.

Okehampton Station looking east 1 June 2021.JPG from platform 2 by Robert, on Flickr
Okehampton Station looking west 1 June 2021. platform 2 by Robert, on Flickr
Okehampton Station looking east 1 June 2021.JPG old concrete sleepers by Robert, on Flickr
Okehampton Station looking west 1 June 2021 by Robert, on Flickr

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« Reply #123 on: June 02, 2021, 03:21:11 pm »

Went to Okehampton today. doesn't open to 11am for platform 1 and 2 for the small museum, bookshop, and some refreshments.

Very nice pictures, REVUpminster.
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« Reply #124 on: June 02, 2021, 03:40:36 pm »

Very nice pictures, REVUpminster.

Indeed, I very much agree. But the last one causes me some confusion: I thought from further up this thread that only one line remains in use. If so, why the extra signal on the other line?
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« Reply #125 on: June 02, 2021, 04:28:57 pm »

AIUI (as I understand it) the two lines combine at a set of points just out of shot west of the station, so movements towards Meldon Quarry can still be made from either platform 2 or 3, so both need the fixed stop boards?

But there’s no route east out of P2.

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« Reply #126 on: July 02, 2021, 03:15:30 pm »

Network Rail have completed acquisition of Okehampton line from Aggregate Industries and the northern half of the station from Devon County Council, who retain the southern half and will maintain the footbridge linking them.
There is also a piece in todays news on the Cornwall Railway Society website

https://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/news/network-rail-commences-ownership-of-dartmoor-line-and-okehampton-station

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« Reply #127 on: July 02, 2021, 04:09:19 pm »

From another site some pictures that update mine.
Scrap train removing old track to Westbury on the 23 June 2021.

Okehampton scrap train by Robert, on Flickr

scrap train 23 June 2021 by Robert, on Flickr
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« Reply #128 on: July 30, 2021, 04:27:46 pm »


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Network Rail is inviting the local community to attend an information event next week to find out more about forthcoming improvements to the level crossings along the Dartmoor Line.

Network Rail is holding a drop-in event next Wednesday 4 August at Bow Village Hall from 3.30pm until 7pm, where people will be able to find out more about these upgrades.

Work also due to start on GSM-R (Global System for Mobile communications - Railway.) masts in August as planning permission has come through.

https://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/news/dartmoor-line-level-crossing-upgrade-information-event
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« Reply #129 on: July 30, 2021, 04:48:00 pm »


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Network Rail is inviting the local community to attend an information event next week to find out more about forthcoming improvements to the level crossings along the Dartmoor Line.

Network Rail is holding a drop-in event next Wednesday 4 August at Bow Village Hall from 3.30pm until 7pm, where people will be able to find out more about these upgrades.

Work also due to start on GSM-R (Global System for Mobile communications - Railway.) masts in August as planning permission has come through.

https://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/news/dartmoor-line-level-crossing-upgrade-information-event

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For those unable to make the drop-in event in person, there will also be a virtual event on Thursday 5 August between 5pm and 6pm which can be joined via the following URL - https://tinyurl.com/28x2f27y.
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« Reply #130 on: July 30, 2021, 06:15:29 pm »

Bow is one station that will never reopen unless something ever comes of a possible government policy of allowing building within 1 km of a station even if green belt/field.

Once a year we go to St Bartholomew's church which is stranded a mile outside the town and the station is a further away.
No shops except a garden centre and a coop and they are not in the town. Chocolate box it is not.
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« Reply #131 on: July 30, 2021, 06:17:01 pm »

I think the reference here is to level crossings, not stations Huh
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« Reply #132 on: August 04, 2021, 07:42:17 pm »

BBC» (British Broadcasting Corporation - home page) spotlight local news for the South west had a news item about the foot crossings on the line.

Available on the i-player catch up thingy till approx 18:00pm on thursday
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« Reply #133 on: August 06, 2021, 07:23:16 am »

I might be shot down in flames but I heard a whisper that the line will open 12/13 September.
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« Reply #134 on: August 06, 2021, 08:29:14 am »

I might be shot down in flames but I heard a whisper that the line will open 12/13 September.

Take it from me, it won't be opening to passengers as soon as that.

There will probably be trains running though - driver training.
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