The extensive alterations at the south junction of Moss Bay Works are now
well in hand. The new road from the London and North Western System is almost
completed, and the necessary signal box and apparatus have been put up.
Adjoining is a new bridge of the Cleator and Workington Company, who are
bringing a new branch line to the seashore at this point, in order to get a
better access to the Moss Bay Works, and also to Harrington Harbour. The
abutments of the bridge are ready for the iron girders. An immense sea wall of
concrete is being built to support the embankment for the railings and sidings.
Mr. COUSINS, of Whitehaven, has got the contract for the new viaduct at
Stanley Street level crossing, and he will begin the work at once, Mr. FALCON’s
garden now being staked out. Bricks are being deposited on the ground.
The London and North Western are also employed in widening their lines near
to Derwent Works and Moss Bay and erecting new signaling apparatus. The loop
line from the Cleator and Workington system to Workington Bridge is now
nearly finished, and Messrs R. H. and H. HODGSON are preparing for a commencement
of their contract for carrying the main line forward from Workington
Dearham. New signal boxes are being erected at Workington Bridge and Ladies Walk.