Actually, we'll start on Monday evening: At 19:30 a tamping machine was standing on the Up Fast just east of Huyton station. By 22:00 it was hard at work on the new Up Slow.
On Tuesday morning the improvement was clearly apparent, with the fourth line nicely fettled into the distance:
As you can see, the orange army were busy tidying up the details. I could see that the new pointwork at Huyton Junction was apparently complete. No signs of any overhead yet, but I'm told some wires are up at Roby.
While I was there, a rail-mounted digger arrived from the west: