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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 64 - Winter 1987 / 88

From the 4-Foot - Civil Engineering News

During the operating season no new major jobs have been undertaken - most of the work has been confined to running maintenance. Some work has been carried out on the down yard main line near the signal box, this being digging out the ash ballast and replacing it with proper stone. The signal box painters are doing well. Through the generosity of three members, a long length of new power cable has been purchased, to provide electricity to the signal box. The cable is of large enough capacity to serve the Wembley building at some time in the future. This cable is now being laid underground - the trench is being dug by hand. The tractor has had some attention, with a new steering box and new brakes being fitted.

Jobs for the winter include yet more ballasting, retimbering some points and installing a new ground frame. The telephone system is progressing, with some equipment being replaced in the exchange. The public address is being overhauled at the same time.

The double slip that had been in store for several years has been swapped with the Rutland Railway Museum for a point, plus cash adjustment.

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1987 and so does not reflect events in the 27+ 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.

From the 4-Foot - Civil Engineering News - Quainton News No. 64 - Winter 1987 / 88

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