Track now extends along the branch for over 500m (550 yards) from the junction with the GCR. This takes track past the point where a private farm track crosses the railway, meaning that volunteers have needed to construct an accommodation crossing, so that the farmer can access his fields beyond the railway. An accommodation crossing differs from a level crossing in that it is provided only for private use as opposed to a public highway to cross. Nevertheless, construction standards and rules for use remain pretty much the same.
Both donations are very gratefully received and will be used to help fund materials for phase 3 track laying, which when complete should bring track to within view of the bridge at Wood Lane.
The Wood Lane end of the cutting is already complete and ready for ballast to be laid.
Project volunteers would like to thank you for your support over this past year and to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year!