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snap shot of the construction works from an OS map dated 1920. Near
Arlescote Lane Bridge The wooden huts for the construction gang areshown.
A passing loop is shown to the south/high side of the bridge. This is not what was used
on the working incline. The map shows embankments and a section of
cutting into the escarpment. It is difficult to reconcile the apparent
small length of cutting providing enough spoil to form the embankments.
The passing loop below Arlescote Bridge.
This shows the three rail section above Arlescote Bridge, whereas the OS map shows a passing loop.
the cutting in the escarpment at 63 ft deep dug like this, by hand?
Could the steam shovel have dug this? Probably not. If so then this
cutting may be the last/deepest cutting dug by hand. on a standard
Could horse drawn wagons have coped with the slope of track? Two tracks are shown here.