The Northampton and Lamport Railway has released an update on their project to extend the railway to the south.
The 140-year-old 7 arch low viaduct, known at the railway as Bridge 11, has seen refurbishment work begin, this started on Monday 3rd June 2019. By Friday 7th June, all of the fill material was removed, and the main structure was cleaned and prepared for the new concrete slab to be poured in over the next two weeks.
If everything goes to plan, new ballast should be installed during the first week of July, with track ready to be relaid soon after.
At Boughton, work has progressed on constructing a new platform wall. About 75m of double skinned blockwork has been built, with the blue brick face following behind.
This represents about 1/3 of what will be the total final length.
Material from Bridge 11 has been recycled to start raising the level behind the platform wall, this is starting to create the appearance of a platform for the first time.
In order to complete the project, the Northampton and Lamport Railway needs to contribute £18,000 in match-funding.
If you would like to donate, you can do so by this link here.
You can also send a cheque, payable to ‘Northampton and Lamport Railway CIO’ to:
Southern Extension Appeal, Northampton and Lamport Railway, Pitsford and Brampton Station, Pitsford Road, Chapel Brampton, Northampton, NN6 8BA
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