Re-railing Curve 16

Today saw 13 rails on the high leg of curve 16 re-layed in 80lb rail, with another 8 bolted up and ready to be fixed in tomorrow.

We aim to complete around 13 80lb rails a day, so by the end of tomorrow we expect to have 26 in, tamped and completed.

We’ve decided it is much easier to remove the old rail completely, and where side access isn’t available we use the excavator to tow it clear.

The big stand out difference today was the first real use of the new Hydraulic Gauge Adjuster, greatly easing the work load and certainly reducing the required man power.

Overall another successful day on the gang, we enjoyed it so much well be back out there tomorrow!! Feel free to come along, leaving Maldon 8am.

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