Well, we’re well and truly back into the swing of rerailing! Both Friday and today were very successful days, with bulk of the UP leg between Sawmill Rd and Boundary Trk now 80lb rail.
Fridays gang removed all the spikes from this leg, in readiness for rerailing (only about every 5th sleeper still had spikes, screws or concrete at the rest), this is a massive time saver on rerailing day. Friday also saw another 2 lengths of 80lb installed, in addition to Thursday’s effort.
Today’s crew managed a staggering 8 lengths, very comfortably. This being due to Friday’s preparatory works.
We did get fortunate with joint locations today, with no rails needing trimming, just the closure back to 60lb needed the rail saw.
By the end of the day, we were all very happy with our efforts, we finished on site a little early to collect fishplates and reload the truck while we could before Thursday.
We’ve only got 7 lengths to go on Thursday to reach Boundary Track, at which point we’ll then jump over to the other leg and get on with that.
Thursday’s gang will meet at Maldon at 8am or on site (Boundary Track Crossing) from 8.30am.