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Tracklaying at Apedale

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As you’ll see in the photo, the main line (the track on the right) is now reaching ever onwards in its quest to reach the target of Phase One of the MRT’s Apedale Project, which is a station at Apedale Road (so called because it’s a road, and you can probably guess the rest).

We are currently using rail which was recovered from Woodhead tunnel in the high pennines between Sheffield and Manchester.

In case you’re now looking at the pictures and wondering how pairs of Class 76 locos and MGR wagons managed to wear down the rails THAT much, it’s actually the next door Woodhead tunnel I’m referring to.

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