Yes as this is a private tourist railway the line nearest to the camera with the concrete sleepers (ties) is actually siding to store out of use vehicles on here, the right hand track is the single track main line to Kidderminster. I think they had recently relaid the siding, and if I remember rightly the ballast cars were stood behind me waiting to be discharged!Rich, great photo's of the European railroad works. The first photo is interesting as the concrete tie track appears to be sitting on top of the ground, not a lick of ballast.....
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Very true! Same overhear, although there are a number of very good women photographers .. and we have a LARGE number of female train drivers working in the UK, although mainly on the passenger operators. I know of only one with a freight company - although the guys that work with her apparently say she is better than them at the job!!Rich - Love the prototype photos of yesterday. The last photo certainly proves that running after trains is a male dominated hobby.
Your right in that it is becoming more common, but that last picture, looks to me to be slab track, where the track is laid in/on concrete slabs (usually in tunnels or underground stations, and there is no ballast at all.
@Sirfoldalot @PRR Modeler @santafewillie Thanks for the comments, yes it was a great weekend!
Hi Troy, a great magazine - they also run the www.rmweb.co.uk web forum, which is one of the best for British modellers in any gauge, and has sections for the American scene too, although not as busy as the main British section of course.Shoutout to British Railway Modelling - a great little magazine I get on my tablet (to save shipping across the big and expensive pond between here and there). They've got a profile on Woodcroft, one of the club layouts that was damaged in May of 2019 when teenage vandals broke into an exhibition hall and destroyed several layouts. Good to see the layouts returning, repaired and ready for visitors (post lockdowns).