Finishing off

Today saw us clip up the remainder of the concrete sleepers and replace any failed bolts over the same section.

It’s a good feeling knowing that every sleeper we put in will still be there in 50 years time, certainly makes the large job of track maintenance seem much more achieveable.

We’d finished out on site, including tamping up, by lunch. So the afternoon’s work site became Castlemaine. We have a few little things to tend to in Castlemaine and next weeks rain predictions make working near a shed seem pretty attractive.

One job we did knock over today was replacing the last 12 sleepers towards the new turnout with concrete. Mainly because 11 of the 12 were failing and it is evident they we becoming buried or likely to in the future, so while we were all geared up we knocked it over.

Next Tuesday we’ll be in Castlemaine all day, doing some site tidy up and gravel spreading in the shed. Meeting at Castlemaine from 8.30am.

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