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File:GWRplanFollyPoint.jpg | GWR plan showing the location of the siding.
 
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==2014-15 Engineering work==
 
==2014-15 Engineering work==
After crossing the aqueduct, the pipes run through a chamber underneath the railway.  In the [[Severn Valley Railway Timeline 2010-2019#2015 | winter of 2014-2015]] three of these pipes were replaced in a major project initiated by Severn Trent Water; this required the line to lifted and replaced.  The old pipes remained at the site for several years, but were finally lifted onto wagons by the [[Cowans Sheldon 30-ton steam crane RS 1087|30 Ton Steam Crane]] in April 2018 and moved to Highley. Photos of the move may be seen on the [https://svrbridgnorth.wordpress.com/2018/04/ Bridgnorth Station website]. {{As of|2019}} a short section is being restored, with the intention of display in [[The Engine House]].
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After crossing the aqueduct, the pipes run through a chamber underneath the railway.  In the [[Severn Valley Railway Timeline 2010-2019#2015 | winter of 2014-2015]] three of these pipes were replaced in a major project initiated by Severn Trent Water; this required the line to be lifted and replaced.  The old pipes remained at the site for several years, but were finally lifted onto wagons by the [[Cowans Sheldon 30-ton steam crane RS 1087|30 Ton Steam Crane]] in April 2018 and moved to Highley. Photos of the move may be seen on the [https://svrbridgnorth.wordpress.com/2018/04/ Bridgnorth Station website]. {{As of|2020}} a short section is restored, with the intention of display in [[The Engine House]].
 
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File: Pipes_20150528.jpg | Some of the old pipes alongside the railway following replacement
 
File: Pipes_20150528.jpg | Some of the old pipes alongside the railway following replacement
 
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==See also==
 
==See also==

Latest revision as of 10:20, 13 December 2020

Elan Valley Aqueduct seen from the SVRSevern Valley Railway (Wikimedia Commons)
Elan Valley Aqueduct from the opposite bank (Wikimedia Commons)
The Elan Valley aqueduct crosses the River Severn near Folly Point between Bewdley and Arley. The pipes it carries are part of a network installed in the early 1900s to bring water from the Elan Valley in Wales to the city of Birmingham. Water from the Aqueduct is now used to supply the towns of Mamble and Tenbury as well as the City of Birmingham. At times of peak demand the supply is supplemented by water from nearby Trimpley Reservoir[1]

Construction

During construction, a temporary siding was provided at Folly Point.

2014-15 Engineering work

After crossing the aqueduct, the pipes run through a chamber underneath the railway. In the winter of 2014-2015 three of these pipes were replaced in a major project initiated by Severn Trent Water; this required the line to be lifted and replaced. The old pipes remained at the site for several years, but were finally lifted onto wagons by the 30 Ton Steam Crane in April 2018 and moved to Highley. Photos of the move may be seen on the Bridgnorth Station website. As of 2020 a short section is restored, with the intention of display in The Engine House.

See also

From The Window
Folly Point Siding

References

  1. Severn Trent Water (Retrieved 4 December 2015)

Links

Elan Aqueduct on Wikipedia
Elan Aqueduct on Powys Digital History Project