Sunday 1 February 2015

Wiring at Huyton Junction

I nipped up to Huyton this morning to see the wiring team in action, a rare opportunity to observe these nocturnal creatures in daylight.

As you can see, we still have just catenary on the Down Fast and Down Slow, but since Friday's picture droppers have been added. An earth wire has also been added through Huyton Station.

Hand-cranking the points prior to moving one of the cherrypickers:

By 13:30 the down slow had gained a contact wire, suspended from the droppers and some temporary pulleys, and two cherrypickers were engaged in adjusting the positioning of the arms and wires.