An extremely successful day today, with 503m of rail installed. We didn’t actually count the number of rails but it certainly felt like a lot.

It all happened with a minimum of fuss and with clockwork precision, with the whole low leg of Curve 9 completed before lunch.

So after lunch we set about making a start on the tangent. We’re about a rail length of the whistle board now, putting Sawmill Rd Crossing firmly in our sights. The level crossing will be the end point for the short term, as we then go back and begin the massive task of drilling, spiking and replacing any failed timber.

It now seems quite achievable, with only a few hundred metres to go.

Tomorrow’s gang will meet on site from 8.15am.

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