Sunday, 13 January 2008

Stage 3 progress

We have now made enough track sections to get us from 'Triangle Junction' which is halfway half way round Stage 1, to the flat crossing (Lake Crossing) on our Stage 3 circuit. Some of you will have seen the track curving away when you visited us on one of our Open Days last year.

As you can see from the photos the route is taking shape and looking good, we are all very excited at the prospect of having this third Stage in operation later this year. We walked the route yesterday with a measuring wheel and the total trip when all the planned trackwork is in place will be some 922 yards (= 0.52 miles!).

The new Stage 3 will be 266 yards, Stage 1 is 211 yards and Stage 2 is 230 yards. The two sections over the Triangular Junction add a further 63 yards.

So, as one of our members suggests, this could make the ALR possibly the longest 7 1/4" gauge railway in the County ?

Brian M