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New Improved Track

Over the last few weeks the railway has seen significant change. Probably the most noticeable was for the short period while we were closed, when a team of staff and volunteers undertook the sizeable task of re-railing most the top half of the mainline.

The track that is now fitted with new rails runs from the crossover outside Woody Bay Station, down to milepost 15¾. This means that the whole of the mainline is now fitted with longer rail lengths, and eliminates the last remaining section of short length rails, making for a notably smoother ride on the train!

Pulling the ballast shoulder in following slewing Open to the elements, lifting new rails
Rail lifting at the site of bridge 68 Alongside the headshunt near Woody Bay Station
The mini digger on ballast duty New rails going in near the overflow car park

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