First-ever new track for Bodmin

THE Bodmin & Wenford Railway has laid the first all-new piece of track work in its heritage era history.

The track work is a new point leading into the sidings at the Walker Lines industrial estate to the south of Bodmin.

February 8 sees the almost-finished pointwork with ballasting in progress. BWR

All other track work on the line was inherited from British Rail or supplied second-hand.

The turnout also includes brand-new timbers, ballast and a membrane.

In a well-planned and well-executed project by the track gang, work was successfully concluded at 4.30pm on Thursday, February 8, just in time for the half-term reopening and the first public trains since New Year’s Day.

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