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Author Topic: Riccarton Junction  (Read 4047 times)

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Online Chris in Prague

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Re: Riccarton Junction
« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2014, 09:20:34 PM »
Thanks, Dave. I've just been reading your alternative history thread. Very interesting. Cant Cove & Penmayne have an alternative history, too, which I really must write up, soon.

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Re: Riccarton Junction
« Reply #31 on: July 13, 2014, 12:41:20 AM »
Looking really good so far.

I see the trackwork now developing for the start of the junction by the South Box where the Kielder Forest line went off. Do you plan on having the branch operational, or just a truncated spur as it was from the late 50s?

Also, I see there is some track on an incline. Is that part of the plan too, I'm trying to work out from my own research for Riccarton where that might be going?

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The inclined line will be going up to the coal drop show in this picture.  http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/r/riccarton_junction/index105.shtml  But of course the incline had to be started sooner (so less steep) or I fear my engines wouldn't have made it up the incline.

And to be honest I had no idea what the branch line was actually for, as of now it is going to be leading up to a coal mine, but a wood area could very possibly be squeezed in.
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Re: Riccarton Junction
« Reply #32 on: July 13, 2014, 10:02:02 AM »
The inclined line will be going up to the coal drop show in this picture.  http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/r/riccarton_junction/index105.shtml  But of course the incline had to be started sooner (so less steep) or I fear my engines wouldn't have made it up the incline.

And to be honest I had no idea what the branch line was actually for, as of now it is going to be leading up to a coal mine, but a wood area could very possibly be squeezed in.
Chris


Hi Chris

Got it now, thank you, I just couldn't place the incline.

The Kielder Forest line was closed to passengers in the mid to late 1950s but remained open to freight a little longer I believe. By the 1960s it was just a long siding where withdrawn locos, stock etc were occasionally stored.

For my smaller version of Riccarton I had applied "Rule 1" to keep the branch line open to passengers into the 60s and shuttle a DMU from the central bay platform into a slightly deeper and earlier cutting, then off scene through a "hole in the sky" to a dead end. Freight could be catered for (as with the Langholm Branch on occasion) by assuming the freight is hauled down the branch and propelled back - "Rule 1 at it's finest!

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Roy
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