High Speed Link

A busy weekend has seen a couple of current projects making progress. The new high-speed rail link to the Diesel Container has been completed. This means that locos can be moved in and out without the need for a 76 tonne crane and/or a battalion of the Royal Engineers. This will be of great use during the Diesel event on 7 & 8 October, as it seems the Royal Engineers are washing their hair that day (they said). Meanwhile, Motor Rail 1320 has been regaining its wheelsets – this was proving to be a lot more challenging than expected, but hopefully we will have a mobile loco before much longer. It’s an awful long way off being an actual locomotive again, since the engine remains under overhaul, but it’s the important point in a project where bits are being put back together rather than always being taken and tutted over.