Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Finished ahead of schedule

The Hitchin Curve - news courtesy of this  Blog

Marcus Dawson very generously shared some aerial pictures that he has taken of the work and of the first two trains to use the line.

Marcus was lucky enough to get this on the first day!  An East Coast service not held up by a Letchworth bound train or more likely vice versa.  This is the reason the line was built.

The whole of the viaduct.  Hitchin North Junction is to the right.  

Something slightly different, A4 locomotive Bittern passed under the flyover on its way to York on Saturday morning as part of the Mallard 75 celebrations.  It apparently reached in excess of 90mph during the journey