Taking a big hammer to the loco shed

Diesel #58 followed the mid-day San Fernandez train hauling a freight extra this afternoon. The two cars were loaded with hardcore, the result of twenty minutes’ work with a hammer and chisel at the loco shed at Grande.

Not quite as drastic as it sounds, to be precise it was just one of the two existing tracks in the loco shed that was dug up.

The library photo above shows what it looked like before work started. The one below shows its current state.

Spot the difference (as a clue the turntable is pointing at it). The shed track nearest to the station needed lifting so it could be slewed over slightly, making room for the new middle road. Both tracks will be buried in concrete once they’ve been wired up and tested.

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About Bob Hughes

Ex railwayman, life long railway modeller, lover of real ale and spicy food.
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