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The Courtney Haydon Collection and Ron Dyer Archive


Stourport

Burlish Halt

Stourport

Bewdley

Bewdley

Bewdley


Bewdley

Photograph: Courtney Haydon Collection (Y-46-21)
16/02/2011 from Bevan Price
Approaching Bewdley South Jumction.. Line from Kidderminster on left. Looking approx SE towards Kidderminster.
16/02/2011 from Max Birchenough
A little different now, with the safari park on the left, and the space between the lines levelled for sidings. A somewhat tired-looking up advanced starter on the Stourport line, with one of the concrete posts produced around the time of WW1 and for a few years after. cf. the remarks on the M&GN concrete posts at Cromer. The snag was the tendency to let crack, letting water in which froze and expanded the cracks still further.
16/02/2011 from Cyril
Am I right in thinking that the cause of cracking of concrete posts was some sort of chemical reaction between the concrete and the reinforcement?
16/02/2011 from Cyril
Surely, we must be looking back in this photo!
17/02/2011 from Mal Hammond
location: Approching Bewdley South Jn
Yes we are looking back towards Kidderminster. It is amazing how quickly the trackbed was built over at Stourport. The concrete problem is two fold. The concrete if not thick enough would crack with cold & frost which would let water in which expanded in cold weather and spawled off more of the concrete covering the reinforcement wires. When the wires got damp they rusted which then expanded and forced the concrete apart. Once this started it was impossible to stop it.
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