Sleeper Plates

A successful day of inserting sleeper plates, with one leg now all under and tamped.

We even found plenty of time to start drilling and standing spikes, with several hundred metres of that completed.

And we had enough people on hand to drive a couple of hundred metres of spikes also.

Today saw one of our new toys tested. A trolley for the Excavators. We’re still working through developing the operating procedure and although we think we’ve covered all bases, a field test is always required to make sure everything behaves as expected, it certainly seems to and has already improved productivity greatly! No doubt this and it’s slightly bigger cousin will feature regularly on here!

Tomorrow’s crew will continue with the drilling and spiking, starting from Curve 9 (the curve on the Down side of Sawmill Rd Crossing) from 8.30am.

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