And there it was, the email we had all been waiting for, the official blessing to start testing the 7¼” Circuit ‘C’! Almondell Track ‘now ready to go’ Sender: ESME Secretary 13th July at 8:07pm Hello Members, I am pleased to tell everyone that circuit ‘C’ has been completed with all the required ballast and Read more about You Have One New E-Mail…..[…]
Ballasting the station area…. Point construction and refurbishment…. Ballasting Circuit ‘C’ East to West (road crossing to tunnel)…. Nearly there……
Fears that the demolition team would condemn the redundant and derelict Newliston signal box to be destroyed by controlled burning so that the valuable lever frame could be recovered for use elsewhere proved unfounded. After a last minute rescue bid was launched by Robert, transport of the structure was arranged and with careful handling it Read more about Phoenix Rises[…]
But it’s a good start! Our Roving Reporter was out and about on a wet Saturday to follow up on their earlier report of the 1st of June when the team completed the two troughs on the bridge for planting. The team were back adding the topsoil in preparation for planting. Read more about Ok, It’s Not Exactly The Hanging Gardens Of Babylon…..[…]
From this to this ……….. Doesn’t it look lovely? Well done to the team that spent the last two Thursdays mixing and pouring the concrete. Just the point levers and a set of blades to complete the circuit.
Our Secretary reports that Thursday, 31 May was a memorable day at Almondell. Not only was the bridge top completed, but at long last the level crossing has been completed too. Robert thought that he would share these photos with us as over the past few weeks he has been continually asked: ‘When are Read more about The Final 20’……[…]
Would you like to see a driver’s eye view around Circuit ‘C’ on YouTube? Then please click the image. The video was taken in May 2018 and there is all but six panels of track required to complete the circuit. Some are getting impatient!
Phil has sent this report to the News Desk of the activities over the weekend of the 11th to the 14th of May…… Thanks to the generosity of Gordon Bow, Plant Hire of Broxburn we had use of an 8 ton digger and 6 ton dumper for a long weekend. We put it to good Read more about A long Weekend….[…]
Hard work pays off! Peter Arnold, AMEC Funding and PR Manager, has been working behind the scenes speaking with The Levenseat Trust. This an independent, not-for-profit organisation which can provide funding for community, heritage and biodiversity projects around Scotland through the Landfill Communities Fund and Scottish Landfill Communities Fund. Peter has been talking to them Read more about Levenseat Trust Award[…]