Sleeper Replacements


We’re back on our own railway for a few weeks. After a big truck and excavator shuffle yesterday, today saw the start of work.

We’re working our way through a sleeper cycle from Muckleford to Maldon, replacing anything that is life expired. We’re using the best of the timber released from the Castlemaine section as part of the concrete sleepering program.

We started out fairly slowly today, changing the grabs over onto the Takeuchi and only having a very small group, however we still achieved a lot. We’re replaced 5 sleepers in tangent 13-14, another 7 in Curve 14a and we’re most of the way through 45 in curves 14b&c (the wiggles on the down side of Muckleford Creek Bridge). None have been spiked up yet, but we’ve got to leave something for Thursday’s Gang.

We’ll be out in force again tomorrow, with a later start time of around midday on site (we’ve got a few commitments first up) then again Thursday and Friday at the usual time.

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