After a massive day yesterday and again the morning, we successfully replace 54 life expired timber sleepers with concretes.
It was a mammoth job, as it turned out! The sleeper extraction and insertion took no time at all but clipping up the concretes took far longer than expected.
We had big issues with ‘under gauge’ track requiring pushing out, it was only generally 2 or 3 mm and well within any tolerance except that of the absolute 0 tolerance concrete sleepers!!
A bit of tamping and regulating the ballast saw the job completed around 10am this morning.
An enormous thank you to everyone who helped, we couldn’t have even thought about it without your help.
A big shout out to V/Line for all their assistance in protecting the worksite and for organising our permit to foul.