Richard Pike wrote:When was the line between St Ives & Swavesey singled? We are pretty sure it was done in connection with the condition of bridge 2272 but was the line still a through route to March? We have this box diagram and i've seen enough evidence to believe the layout was altered to match this diagram though i still can't account for the right hand being the way it is.
davidwoodcock wrote:The March South Junction diagram is particularly interesting in showing that there was no direct access to the St.Ives line southbound. When I travelled over the line in August 1965, I did so southbound and there was definitely no need to reverse over a trailing crossover to access the line and so, at least at that end and probably throughout, it was still double track. I couldn't remember whether it was single or double but would definitely remembered a back shunt at the junction.
John Hinson wrote:That plan is dated 1967 for the abolition of the Up line. As I explained, the "single" line was Down direction only. Shunting of up trains would never have taken place.
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