Trackwatch

At the end of its days: Blackpool North box on 27 September 2017 with a Class 150 passing. A blockade from 11 November to the end of March will see colour lights installed and electrification masts put up. John Whitehouse

A DIGEST OF THE MAIN CHANGES ON NETWORK RAIL, LONDON UNDERGROUND AND NORTHERN IRELAND RAILWAYS INFRASTRUCTURE DURING AUGUST 2017; COMPILED BY MARTYN BRAILSFORD OF THE BRANCH LINE SOCIETY (WWW.BRANCHLINE.ORG.UK).

August, with its Bank Holiday weekend, saw significant work at London Bridge and Waterloo and the electrification between Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street finally got switched on. Elsewhere Bolton and Saltburn West Junction were seriously remodelled, whilst preparatory work took place at Derby and Blackpool North.

EAST MIDLANDS

Derby (4:4B)

In preparation for the remodelling of Derby station next year, the Engine Sidings No 1 GF (127M 75ch) and Loco Holding Siding (Slums Siding) have been taken out of use. The facing points controlled by Engine Sidings No 1 GF will be clipped and locked in the normal position, pending removal at a later date.

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