Another very successful day today, with 103 concrete sleepers inserted into Curve 21. It’s a little hard to tell, but we started at the whistle post in the distance and finished right where the truck is parked, certainly more than half the curve is completed now.
It was done in the same style as per previous, however this time we left about 1 in 4 timber spiked up to help with gauge and line, then the usual jacking of the track so the big concrete sleepers sat at the same height as the old timber sleepers, with the rails now sitting several inches higher. We did loose the line of the curve a little, but that was easily returned with a push or two from the digger.
Hopefully on Monday we’ll get a train load of ballast over this and we can then work through and get a nice smooth top to the curve.
Tomorrow is looking wet wet wet, so there won’t be a workday, however we should have something on Monday and Tuesday next week.