It's so big, it's a bit awkward to fit on a photograph! We got it, edge on, by standing on a chair.
There will be 7 of these. This one is basically finished, except for a couple of uprights to be fitted in the centre.
A nice bit of style is the bend fabricated into the pair of angles here. This brings the diagonals in line with the bottom. Neat.
The area that is as yet unfinished in the new truss is on the LH side here, where it intersects with the arches running down the length of the building.
These arches will be made last of all.
Extension track work.
The extension track gang is still at work in the yard outside Toddington loco shed. The loading road is back in place, and already occupied by a bogie flat. Work has now started on the other half of this job, the relaying of road No.6, back into the loco shed.
But if it's having a fire lit, where is the smoke? Well, the firelighter forgot the matches.... true story!
There are still a few more working days required in the yard here, before the team can revert back to the extension itself.
All is pretty much ready here, as the contractors have left. The bright patch of ballast in the foreground traces the line of the replaced culvert. A bogie flat with a partial load of concrete sleepers is now stabled at the rail head, and this makes the proximity of the works even clearer.
The new rail has been welded all the way up here. The northern turnout at Laverton still has to be removed and replaced with plain rail though.
The pile of stones on the left was used to line the entrance and exit basins of the culvert replaced here.
On the other side of the road, the French drain is complete, back filled with ballast and equipped with two inspection pits.
The French drain leads to the meeting pace of 3 drains at once, including the stream that flows from Little Buckland through a pond next to the railway.
What you can't see is a large number of swallows circling inside the area of the pond, catching the numerous insects hovering there. Very rural.