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New South Loop Complete - 27th June 2018


Following the addition of a non-slip surface to the Staff Only platform at South Loop.....

and the fitting of drivers stopping indicators the extension was officially declared complete. It is hoped to build a full length platform here later.

New South Loop ballasted ready for action! - 19th May 2018

After waiting patiently for weeks the ground is finally hard enough to use the dumper truck to deliver ballast to the new south loop. 

Pictures show the entire 'station' area now ballasted by a determined track gang ready for the open day on 27th May 2018.

First Passenger train runs over southern extension! - 17th January 2018

Planned clearance tests were run over the extension today with Simplex "Wilton" and the Ashover carriage.

Several branches needed to be trimmed!

A clear run into the new station site.

The train pauses in the platform road in beautiful January sunshine. The run round loop still needs ballasting.

Group photo of our hardy band of LCLR volunteers. Would you like to join us and help build or operate our railway?

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Extension Track work completed - 3rd January 2018

(photo - courtesy of B. Coldwell)

Simplex loco No 6 stands at the end of the new south extension following fitting of last track screws.

Packing and levelling will be carried out over the winter.

(photo - courtesy of B. Coldwell)

The "Stop" sign is installed at the end of the headshunt. This had previously been at the end of Walls Lane headshunt

and unfortunately suffered damage to the sign on removal. a new sign is due to be fitted shortly.

(photo - courtesy of B. Coldwell)

"Where to next?"

Final two track panels laid on southern extension - 30th December 2017

(Photo - Paul Stanford)

First job of the day was to spread ballast over the "Terram" matting where the headshunt will sit.

Sleepers and rails are now laid on the new headshunt formation, which is the final two track panels of the southern extension.

Ballast being spread between the old south loop and the new station site, from our newly modified ballast wagon.

View of the new station platform road (on left) with run round loop and new headshunt in distance.

With "Sark" standing on the new headshunt the track gang look pleased with themselves - and rightly so!

Extension progress 2nd December 2017

"Sark" stands on the new platform road on the new southern extension,

while the track gang pack up their tools to return to shed, after a very profitable days work.

The run round point is now connected and the lever mechanism is operational.

Another view of the new station site. The loop on the left still requires connecting, but progress so far has been remarkable!

Extension progress 22nd November 2017

"Sark" stands on the new platform road, whilst the bogie bolster, ballast wagon & sleeper wagon stand

on the beginning of the run round loop.

Two of our members are now fully trained as teleporter operators and make easy work of laying ballast.

The position of the south point has been adjusted, showing the new station layout.

More ballast from the teleporter.........

..... however it still needs levelling by hand!

The Extension Progress - 1st November 2017

On the right the team are putting a gentle curve in the new platform road with the Jim Crow.

On the left the run round loop rail is being drilled for fishplates.

This shows the extent of the Terram membrane for platform road and run round loop.

The new station site showing the land drain on left. The membrane is to be extended well past the photographer

to the loop point and headshunt.

The Extension Progress - 25th October 2017

John & Brian unload a new batch of ex-LUL sleepers

Peter marks out the position of the track edge in the new station area.

The "Terram" matting is rolled out and ballast laid prior to sleepers being put into place.

The Extension progresses - 18th October 2017

The track gang working on the next panel after the station entry point.

Two lengths of rail temporarily in place after the point.

The soil in the foreground is to be used to level the station site - hopefully in the next week - depending on the weather!

Two members making light work of the "Jim Crow".

The rail was gently bent in stages with the "Jim Crow".

With fishplates now on the  temporary track, the bogie bolster was carefully positioned (by hand!)

and "Sark" was positioned on the new point for the photographic record.

LCLR Southern Extension - 11th October 2017

Working party on the extension with "Sark" on PW duties. It is expected that the old South Loop seen here will be removed in 2018.

With the rail carrying wagon standing on the new point our trackgang are fitting new track screws.

The point is at the start of the new station site.

Fitting of fishplates and track screws.

Track gauge adjustment as screws are fitted.


LCLR southern Extension - 7th June 2017

"Sark" stands on the first 4 panels of new track on the extension, with South Loop in distance. - 7th June 2017

The new point at entrance to new station platform - 7th June 2017

Looking south to new station location.

The "Y" point at end of new run round loop - it will be positioned and ballasted as work progresses on station and loop. 7th June 2017