A further 80m of rail installed today, completing the high leg of curve 10.
The afternoon was spent removing the screws from the low leg, dropping out all the jewellery required and preparing the joints. We’ve also removed all the anchors from the next curve. Hopefully all that saves us a lot of time on Thursday and we can make some significant headway in knocking over Curve 10 and starting Curve 9.
We’ve also set a new yearly record for rerailing, 4289m so far this year. Our other high ranking year was 2018, where we rerailed 4160m. The long rails and concrete sleepers have certainly sped up the rerailing process, with less than half the physical work required.
Thursday’s gang will be meeting on site from 8.15am or at Maldon at 7.45am.