At lunch time on Saturday we had driven the last spike, packed up all the gear and had started heading for home.

The drilling and spiking proceeded at a fast rate.

We even found time to squeeze up a mud hole that’s been half way along this section for years (it gets squeezed regularly, however hopefully this year we’ll have the time to dig it out and replace with clean ballast).

Unfortunately (for us) it was the last day for our visitors from Pichi Richi. They also seem to have missed out on photo opportunities over the past week so this is one of the gang from Friday. We’d like to thank Richard, Dani, Spoon, Patrick and Phil for all their help over the last week. We hope they enjoyed their week on our track gang.

Next week will be very quiet, with most of the gang either on leave or unavailable, there will be no workdays.

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