Extensive blanketing work was undertaken to stabilize the roadbed. Most of the worst trouble was experienced in the neighborhood of certain of the bridges over cuttings where lifting of the track to provide a greater depth of ballast over the soft formation has been impossible. Rather than raise the bridges, which are mostly brick arches in good condition, it was decided to dig out the weak formation materials. In 1948 and 1949 nearly a mile of double track was treated in this way, and in addition, extensive drainage work was undertaken to collect the water flowing into the cuttings. All of this work was highly mechanized and one of the characteristics was the small amount of labor required. A diagram of a four-mile section between Brockenhurst and New Milton shows the location of blanketing works.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1949-8-26

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 240-41
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  • Accession Number: 00037886
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM