Kent Portal Yard

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12th September 2004

Panning to the left of the previous view, new concrete-sleeper track is seen stacked up near the rear of the yard, whilst upon the sidings are a series of ballast wagons. © David Glasspool


12th September 2004

The "Thames" end of the yard is in evidence here, this view including the shed seen on the track diagram, in addition to the moving cranes and a series of French-designed diesel shunters. The cranes were used to load new track sections onto flat-bed wagons for transportation to various parts of the site. © David Glasspool


12th September 2004

Freightliner Class 66 diesel-electrics were used to haul the track-laying formations in and out of the yard. That in view can be seen on the slope of the approaches to the Thames Tunnels. © David Glasspool