Category Archives: Railway Projects

Reflecting on the demolition industry

As had always been the way, from when my father first saved and sold bricks, timber and anything else that had a reclaim value, the start of “recycling” we have looked to go that one step further, to make us … Continue reading

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Technical Demolition Case Studies: New Street Station & the A404M Railway Bridge

During my period of confinement, Coleman & Company had started work on the Prestigious Multi Million Pound Birmingham New Street Station Remodelling Scheme for Network Rail. This was a very difficult, demanding and technical demolition project. It required the removal … Continue reading

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Explosive Demolition Brings a Victorian Viaduct Down to Earth

A large thirteen span 1870s Victorian brick arch Viaduct at East Norton, Leicestershire had fallen into a very poor state of repair. It was becoming a danger to persons who ventured through the security fencing onto or under the isolated … Continue reading

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Surprised at what we do?

Our ever extending and varied list of plant and equipment, excavators from 20 to 45 tonnes, tracked and rubber tyre loading shovels from 1.5 to 3.5 cubic yards, dozers, towed scrapers, rollers, dump trucks for on and off public highway … Continue reading

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Railway works start – another string in the bow.

As a result of the Beeching Rail Cuts, we secured work with British Rail Property Board, clearing abandoned and isolated Level Crossing Gate Keepers Cottages anywhere in the country; at this we were very successful. One of the consequences of … Continue reading

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