SD5903 : Track renewal

taken 11 years ago, near to Ince-in-Makerfield, Wigan, England

Track renewal
Track renewal
Four major junctions and 3 miles of track on the West Coast Main Line are being renewed between Saturday 13 July and Sunday 21 July. During this time no trains will pass through Wigan with London to Glasgow services diverted through Manchester. In this photo the works train is parked on the "Up-line" (ie to London) while the track machine is where the "Down-line" should be. The machine is busily lifting sleepers and dumping them into the adjacent train.

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Geographical Context: Suburb, Urban fringe Railways
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Manchester Junction [8] · Passes [6] ·
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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 July, 2013   (more nearby)
Sunday, 14 July, 2013
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 5915 0389 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:31.8042N 2:37.0637W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 5910 0397
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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