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Sunday, 20 November 2011

Phase 2 track laying underway

Community volunteers have started laying track along phase 2 of the Mountsorrel Railway trackbed. Phase 2 involves the laying of an additional 450 metres of track length and will extend the line to almost half a mile in length.

Progress has been rapid with up to 80m of track laid by hand in a single morning. The railway is being restored using the traditional skills of the original navvies who built the railway 115 years ago. Great care is being taken to use historically correct materials as well. 

Phase 2 will be constructed in two halves. The first half is almost complete and further materials will be sourced for the second half early in the new year.

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