There is still some way to go. The old rails are on the outside, the
new ones on top of the sleepers.
Just one more new view from the bridge.
Thursday 7th March. I don't think I have ever seen so many people in
the cutting at once! (There are two more right up north.)
Shortening a rail just north of Imberhorne bridge.
A glance in the opposite direction on Thursday lunchtime.
Now to East Grinstead station where the water tower continues to take
This platform awaits the toilet block to be installed on top. The
catering coach will go right beside it beside the new water tower and
next to the green
office. The soil pipe seems to be leading towards the water tower! ;-)
One more picture of the tower from Sainsbury's car park.
Friday 8th March. Your correspondent was not able to picture the
actual golden spike ceremony so just a couple of pictures today. Here
we see the BBC broadcasting sort of live from the bridge.
The official party arrive. Amazing how after all that work so many orange suits are so clean.
Perhaps a recent visit to the laundry.
What's that in the distance?
Oh yes, ballast will soon be laid methinks.
Saturday morning before the catering vehicle arrived and the tamper is
stored in the cripple siding beside the viaduct.