Yes, but it's a long job. A serious start on this was made today, even as the scaffolding still stands on the trackbed. But the trackbed side of it will be removed shortly, giving the PWay full access at last.
Work started first thing this morning, and by lunch time a couple of dozen yards had been cleared, being the stretches between three catch pits.
The spoilt ballast was stored in the area of the original signal box by the bridge, and will be used a little further on to fill a void that exists there. So it will still be useful.
By the Childswickham Road bridge one of the WARFLATs has been loaded with surplus pallets of recovered imperials from Broadway. At first they were going to be taken to Winchcombe by road, then we thought, hang on, we have a railway line now! On the return journey the flats will be loaded with the SH bullhead rail from Stanton. No empty stock movements here!
Can you see a 9F hacking down here at 60mph with an iron ore train? That's what they used to do.