The other side of the same culvert 3A is done, finished off in this case with an inspection cover, as the actual exit is on the other side of the fence, where it empties into a drain which leads to the Malvern side of 3B.
Walking back to Broadway, we get this view of the as yet unused trackbed. The grass is taking over again, after the intense investigations and earth moving along the side of this embankment.
In the longer term this site would be used by a second loop, but in the short term its installation has been shelved until we have more funds available. Only the run round loop at the station itself will be installed prior to opening.
The line leading into the station will run along the down line, on the right.
You can just make out the goods shed, now owned by the Caravan Club.
Originally, this site held 4 tracks - two main lines in the middle, and a siding down each side.
Broadway station canopy.
Brilliant news here in that fabrication of the replica canopy has really started. A large supply of angle has been bought, and some of the smaller elements are being assembled to test the process, see how it all works out.
Note the whole thing is held together by temporary bolts. These will be replaced by rivets in due course.
What's that bit for then, I hear you ask. The next two pictures will answer your question:
These pictures of the real thing were taken at Toddington. You can also see them at Hall Green, where your blogger went last week to take a detail picture for the loco dept. We are very fortunate that we can just drive up and look at what we are replicating
The attention to detail to get the heritage just right is wonderful. This is what your share purchases are buying, so please consider a top up, as we are not half way yet.
Did you spot the E. Finch, Chepstow builders plate in the first picture? E. Finch supplied all the ironwork on the Honeybourne line, including the station canopies as well as the footbridges. The founder of the firm was a friend of I.K. Brunel.
Two Broadway volunteers are sponsoring this replica below: