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Monday, 8 April 2013

Bridge Clearance Test Trains

On Friday April 5th the GCR ran two test trains along the restored Mountsorrel Railway to test the clearances at the Wood Lane bridge.

Both trains were propelled along the line by class 37 diesel loco 37198, which is currently based at the GCR. The first train consisted of two wagons and the second a full length British Rail mark 1 carriage.

The bridge portal is rather narrow, but we are pleased to say that as expected, the clearances are more than adequate to allow standard passenger carriages to run along the line.

Please see the following Youtube video.


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