Castlemaine Yard

Today saw further progress made on A & B loco roads. Lifting and tamping B road occupied the gang first up and a bit of tweak lining was undertaken on A road, really just to make it look snazzy.

The appearance of the loco shed now looks quite complete, with all three roads largely finished. Just some site tidy up and drainage to go now.

Today’s main task was the fitting of the abutment timber for the approach road that’ll align with the A/B road turnout.

Lots of delicate timber work to splice in an extension to the existing abutment timber was all that was required, however it is a lot easiest said than done!

As part of a rolling stock transfer to store some timber wagons undercover, a couple of loaded ballast wagons were dropped off, these will be needed to complete both A and B roads inside the loco shed.

During one of the many turntable rotations to check the lock block location, this unusual view shows how finished the trackwork into the loco shed now is.

With the location of the block carefully determined and marked out by Will and John, job number 1 tomorrow, will be recessing the timber and fastening the block in.

We’ll be back here from 8.15am tomorrow morning, meeting in Castlemaine Yard.

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