13th Jan 2019 – We’ve made a start on constructing the new station platform wall at Boughton!
10th Feb 2019 – Further progress at Boughton
Bridge 11 (before work starts) – showing damage to brickwork as a result of water seeping through (credit: David Millard)
Bridge 11 (before work starts) – showing damage to brickwork under the arches as a result of water seeping through (credit David Millard)
18th Apr 2019 – Proposed works to Bridge 11 – long section
18th Apr 2019 – Proposed works to Bridge 11 – cross sections
18th May 2019 – Further progress on platform wall at Boughton. Nearly 1/3 of the length of the wall is built in blockwork, with brickwork following along behind
18th May 2019 – Brick corbelling detail starting to take shape on platform face at Boughton
26th May 2019 – Looking south-west from Bridge 11 showing the temporary bridge to be used by the Brampton Valley Way users during the refurbishment works.
2nd June 2019 – Looking north. Track lifted from Bridge 11 in readiness for work to start the next day. The Brampton Valley Way is the lighter surface material on the left-hand side. In the distance are Pitsford Sidings
4th June 2019 – Second day of excavating the old bridge fill material
5th June 2019 – Excavating filling material from Bridge 11
5th June 2019 – Excavating fill material from Bridge 11, plus view of footpath diversion
6th June 2019 – Fill material from Bridge 11 used to begin in-filling behind platform wall at Boughton
14th June 2019 – Close up view of one of the valley sections on Bridge 11 with shuttering in place ready for concrete
14th June 2019 – Volunteers pouring some of the first concrete on Bridge 11 (credit: Grahame Every)
19th June 2019 – Aerial view showing the completed concrete slabs to the ‘valley’ sections of the bridge
19th June 2019 – concreting the arch sections. The concrete pump and lorry can be seen at the far end, with the delivery pipe running along the middle of the bridge
19th June 2019 – Volunteers continue with the 2nd phase of pouring and shaping the concrete (credit: Grahame Every)
19th June 2019 – Aerial photo of progress at Boughton showing the extent of the new platform wall
20th June 2019 – close-up view of the new concrete slab, with the first bitumen sealant being applied
29th June 2019 – Aerial view looking north-east, with the bitumen sealant nearing completion
3rd July 2019 – recycling some old ballast for the sub-structure under the footpath
4th July 2019 – looking north over Bridge 11 with the footpath (left) ready for rolling and the ballast (right) almost ready for tracklaying
3rd August 2019 – track and fencing reinstated and footpath open! (credit: Roger Jeyes)
24th August 2019 – Progressing the brick corbelling at the top of the platform wall
24th August 2019 – Looking north from near the southern end of the platform. Blockwork walling is in situ for over half the platform length
6th Oct 2019 – First platform edging slabs laid on Boughton platform
6th Oct 2019 – Using the service train to check the clearances for the platform at Boughton, prior to final securing of edging slabs
29th Dec 2019 – The new northern platform ramp at Boughton is taking shape.
29th Dec 2019 – Looking south along the new northern platform ramp at Boughton on the 29th of December 2019.
Note the curvature of the platform wall to ensure the edging slabs do not interfere with the signal wires seen between the point rodding/track & the brickwork.
3rd Jan 2020 – the brick corbelling on the northern platform ramp is completed
11th Jan 2020 – The blockwork to the main platform wall is now complete and brickwork is almost halfway
17th Jan 2020 – aerial view of progress at Boughton, showing the full length of the main platform wall