Retaining Wall Collapse – Latest

Members will be aware the Scottish Industrial Railway Centre suffered from the collapse of a section of retaining wall next to the Loco Shed.

However, as it is necessary to complete the trackworks proceeding apace outside the Shed, we have not been able to devote a great deal of effort to resolving the issue of the wall.

Whilst the bricks have now all been recovered, about half of these have been cleaned of old mortar to permit their re-use in the rebuilding of the wall, which will begin in earnest as soon as sufficient resources are available.

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The above picture shows the sheer volume of water pouring over the top of the retaining wall, during the recent storms. Part of the wall has already collapsed, and another section, nearest the camera, had to be taken down, as it was clearly unsafe.

 

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