Mar 7th: Renewing the Chimney Stacks

Part of the station refurbishment involves restoring the chimney stacks – which were reduced in size at some point – to their height in the original build. Some of the refurbished stacks are being sourced through architectural salvage, but some – as these images show – and being newly crafted at Classic Masonry Works:

Feb 9th: Scaffolding

Extensive scaffolding has appeared overnight…

… this represents a major milestone in the refurbishment because it involved turning off the overhead power-lines on the ECML, the sort of “facility” that Network Rail are understandably chary about.