A far more up to date question than my last one re: North End and Warwick Road - but the same area of the SMJ line.
Does anyone have precise dates and details for the bridging of the M40 motorway, when the SMJ was realigned slightly from its old course?
Was the line actually closed for a period of time while this was carried out, or was the new section constructed and then the line switched over without a break?
Correction to last statement......only part of the line in this area is welded continuously. Some of the track is on concrete sleepers, a small length from bridge 65 is still on wooden sleepers. Photo above shows old course of the line on the R.H.S. Looking towards bridge 65 at Northend.
There is a farm crossing point here in the foreground.
Thanks Nigel - these photos pretty much put the question to bed.
Does anyone out there have precise dates for the changes?