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== 5.5.07 ==
 
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Image:Narroways Hill20.jpg|A site visit by Jules captured track panels being removed. ''&copy; [[:Category:Julien Weston|Julien Weston]]''
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Image:Narroways Hill21.jpg|These were taken to a spot to the north of the work area. ''&copy; [[:Category:Julien Weston|Julien Weston]]''
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Image:Narroways Hill22.jpg|A general view of work in progress. The junction had disappeared from the Down line and a temporary line put in its place to allow works trains to remove the junction, track and spoil on the Up line. The new junction can be seen ready assembled on the left. ''&copy; [[:Category:Julien Weston|Julien Weston]]''
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Image:Narroways Hill23.jpg|A view of the work site from the bridge over the Severn Beach branchline. ''&copy; [[:Category:Julien Weston|Julien Weston]]''
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Image:Narroways Hill24.jpg|Later that day, and the Up main was in the process of being removed. The junction had been cut up and taken away, and an army of diggers were removing the old ballast. ''&copy; [[:Category:Ian Skinner|Ian Skinner]]''
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Image:Narroways Hill25.jpg|A similar view of the work, this time taken from the footbridge across the Severn Beach line. ''&copy; [[:Category:Ian Skinner|Ian Skinner]]''
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Image:Narroways Hill26.jpg|Two track machines carried more redundant pieces of track away. ''&copy; [[:Category:Ian Skinner|Ian Skinner]]''
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Image:Narroways Hill27.jpg|The view north later that night. (about 8.30pm)
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Image:Narroways Hill28.jpg|A zoomed view showing the new junction assembled and ready to be moved into place.
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Image:Narroways Hill29.jpg|A train stood on the temporary Down line and was loaded with spoil from the site of the junction.
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Image:Narroways Hill30.jpg|A slightly different view of the work.
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Image:Narroways Hill31.jpg|The remains of one of the old points had been placed right beneath the footbridge.
 
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== 6.5.07 ==
 
== 6.5.07 ==
 
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Image:Narroways Hill32.jpg|7.30 Sunday morning and the new point for the Severn Beach line was in place. ''&copy; [[:Category:Julien Weston|Julien Weston]]''
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Image:Narroways Hill33.jpg|''&copy; [[:Category:Julien Weston|Julien Weston]]''
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Image:Narroways Hill34.jpg|By 8.30pm all the new trackwork was in place. The crossover had been moved 60 yards to the south of its previous location. (possibly to move it away from Glenfrome Road Bridge?) ''&copy; [[:Category:Julien Weston|Julien Weston]]''
 
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== 7.5.07 ==
 
== 7.5.07 ==
 
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Image:Narroways Hill35.jpg|Lunchtime Monday morning. [[66233]] faced the wrong way on the Up line.  ''&copy; [[:Category:Julien Weston|Julien Weston]]''
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Image:Narroways Hill36.jpg|The train was being loaded with all the material that was dumped to the north of the main work area. ''&copy; [[:Category:Julien Weston|Julien Weston]]''
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Image:Narroways Hill37.jpg|The catch point on the Severn Beach was having its motor attended to. The yellow signs seem to suggest that the line speed through the junction had now been increased. ''&copy; [[:Category:Julien Weston|Julien Weston]]''
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Image:Narroways Hill38.jpg|An army of men were hard at work getting everything ready before the engineers gave possession of the line back to the signallers. ''&copy; [[:Category:Julien Weston|Julien Weston]]''
 
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A '''BIG''' heartfelt thank you to [[:Category:Julien Weston|Julien Weston]] and [[:Category:Ian Skinner|Ian Skinner]] (from this websites forum) for answering my plea for help in recording this event. Fantastic works lads! :)
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Revision as of 13:22, 28 December 2007

<googlemap lat="51.473952" lon="-2.572689"> 51.472937, -2.573955, Narroways Hill 51.473805, -2.573547, Site of footbridge across Midland Railway line. 51.473498, -2.574513, Midland Railway bridge. (site of) 51.47172, -2.572346, Narroways Junction </googlemap>

To Bristol: Glenfrome Road
To Wales, The North or London: Boiling Wells
To Kingswood Junction: Glenfrome Road
To Avonmouth: Mina Road

History

Narroways Hill got it's name from the nearby Narroways Road which used to be nothing more than a small footpath between St Werburghs Church and Mina Road. For many years the lane was known as Cut-Throat Lane after a particularly gruesome murder that took place there.

1960s

1990s

2005

Junction Renewal Work 5th-7th May 2007

5.5.07

6.5.07

7.5.07

A BIG heartfelt thank you to Julien Weston and Ian Skinner (from this websites forum) for answering my plea for help in recording this event. Fantastic works lads! :)

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