Permanent Way
The permenant way is the basis of a railway and it is critical that it is maintained properly. There are many tasks that have to be undertaken throughout the year from clearing the drainage, greasing the pointwork, greasing fishplates, spot sleeper replacements and reballasting. The overall line and level of the track also has to be maintained and this can be made much more difficult given a very hot summer. It is also important to check that the line remains clear of obstructions throughout the year.
Clearing snow from the line near Shelley Woodhouse Tunnel
Spot sleeper replacement being carried out near Clayton West
Lifting and tamping track at Shelley to maintain line and level