Progress at Tarka Valley on major extension work

PHASE 1 of the Tarka Valley Railway’s extension at Torrington, North Devon, continues apace. 

Following installation of the new Strail crossing panels late last year, the permanent way team has completed the pedestrian crossing permitting public access to the Tarka Trail. 

This was followed by preparing the trackbed and laying the next three panels of track.

Former North Devon Clays 0-4-0D No. 1 Progress (Fowler 4000001 of 1945) has made the first runs through the new pedestrian crossing at Torrington, as seen here on March 27. TARKA VALLEY RAILWAY

A ‘King‘ point is now required for the kick-back sidings to enable vehicles to be shunted to form operational trains.

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