Another 50ish (forgot to count) sleepers installed into tangent 8-9 today.
We even used the opportunity to start some ‘on track’ excavator training of one of our regulars, he started slow with the tamping head and by lunch time had a very good grasp of the beast.
The short section between Sawmill Rd and the bridge was tackled first.
Then working up the hill towards Castlemaine.
Screw and spike pulling kept the front gang busy, while the mechanical help got enough sleepers under to allow the gang to return and clip up.
Not a bad effort in the rather slow and awkward condtions of the cutting and around the roadway.
Tomorrow will see us out of the cutting, with tamping and some additional lifting required to correct some less than ideal geometry in the afternoon. Meeting Maldon 8am or site from 8.30am.