We’ve had another change to plans, involving the construction of track into the new loco shed. Instead of putting it off until after we’d recovered some more rail from Guildford, we’re now going to get 1 track into the loco shed and 4 siding in the carriage shed connected up over the next couple of weeks.
The short remaining stub of track over the turntable has been removed, to allow for lowering of the earth to take full depth concrete sleepers.
A train of materials, sleeper and rails has been delivered to Castlemaine today in readiness for works.
Along with the ballast plough, on loan to us from the Daylesford Railway, in preparation for tomorrow’s ballast train.
The ballast train has been stabled in the carriage shed to keep the ballast nice and dry, just to make sure it’s extra dusty during tomorrow’s drop! It’s really just to ensure we don’t receive any unwanted vistors playing with the discharge doors while they’re fully loaded.
It’ll be a busy couple of weeks starting tomorrow, with something on everyday, so keep an eye on the blog to see if you can help out.
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Great going guys, Would love to be there helping out ! But as you know until Stage 4 lockdown is eased our hands are tied. Stay safe everyone and hope to see you in a couple of weeks. Bob & Mick (Rat )