Timber Sleepers

Well to complement the good work of installing the 1 in 3 concretes, we really need to replace any failed timber sleepers before we can call the job done.

Which is exactly what today was.

69 failed sleepers from curve 8 to Pyrenees Hwy were replaced.

The majority seemed to be at joints. Unfortunately prior to fitting anchors we experienced just enough rail creep to position a bolt perfectly above the screws preventing access to the screws for removal.

The easy answer is to just cut the screw head off, which what we can see Rolf doing here.

As the sleepers were well spread out it was easiest to work from the truck rather than using our usual array of trollies.

All of the 69 installed have been spiked up and the majority already tamped.

Tomorrow will be a bit more of the same before we head to Castlemaine to help out with a few jobs for the project there.

Meeting Brown Street Ped Crossing around 8.15am.

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