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« Reply #1125 on: February 15, 2021, 06:03:55 pm »

Short video showing some of the construction sites on the route.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-56045071

Thanks for the link.  Good to see work progressing nicely.
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« Reply #1126 on: February 22, 2021, 06:33:13 pm »

It looks to me as though they are going ahead with this HS2 (The next High Speed line(s)) thing...

You bet! This video just appeared on railforums, and shows just how massive the tunnel lining sector factory and spoil management works (among other things) for the Chiltern tunnel drive are. Some ground works have been visible on Google Earth, but their snaps are not that frequent so usually a few months old. Clearly, there has now been a lot of dirt shifted at the several works sites out that way.

And why is it from RT? Pass. 
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« Reply #1127 on: February 24, 2021, 02:56:40 pm »

You bet! This video just appeared on railforums, and shows just how massive the tunnel lining sector factory and spoil management works (among other things) for the Chiltern tunnel drive are. Some ground works have been visible on Google Earth, but their snaps are not that frequent so usually a few months old. Clearly, there has now been a lot of dirt shifted at the several works sites out that way.

And why is it from RT? Pass. 

It's very nice of the Russian government to provide us with that fascinating glimpse, including RAF (Royal Air Force) Northolt briefly. It makes a change from the usual pictures of cathedrals.

Somewhere in Russia, a man is shaking a golden toilet brush at the screen in amazement, and wondering why on earth we are so accommodating towards protesters in tunnels. I wouldn't be surprised if the custom in former Soviet countries in such matters is to tell them "You're very welcome to stay and dig, but we're filling it with concrete tomorrow."
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