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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 40 - Spring 1980

The Old and the New - 6th February 1980

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John Fairman - The scene looking north is oddly bare without the footbridge. Resting on temporary support towers on the Brill platform, it is being prepared for the new steel arch beams with 45 ft span and 4ft 9 in rise, which will replace the old corroded members.

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John Fairman - Allan Vigar stands amidst the sections of the Lewisham Bridge in the Up Yard. The cast iron columns and diagonally braced diaphragm panels are probably more than one hundred years old.

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1980 and so does not reflect events in the 34+ years since publication. The text and photographs are repeated verbatim from the original publication, with only a few minor grammar changes but some clarifying notes are added if deemed necessary. The photos from the original publication are provided as scans in this internet version of this long out of print publication.

The Old and the New - 6th February 1980 - Quainton News No. 40 - Spring 1980

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