Anyone following the extension to East Grinstead of Britains senior heritage rail line?
For most of its history, the heritage line has been a little isolated fragment of the former BR line, and over time a number of short extensions has extended the track.
But for the last decade or so they have been focusing on extending to the main line terminus at East Grinstead.
To do so has involved track clearing, land purchase, track laying, a massive reconditioning/repointing of a brick viaduct, signaling, erection of a terminal station and a host of other labors.
Unfortunately, at some point in the last 60 years, one of the cuttings has been used as a rubbish tip, and they need to excavate out the rubbish and take it elsewhere, under full modern environmental scrutiny. They have taken the first few test loads out, but now need 2 million pounds to dig out the rest.
Interesting, well, at least interesting enough for me to enjoy checking in every week or two to see how it comes along.