Station Street crossing renewal

On the weekend of November 11, 2007 the Station Street level crossing at the down end of North Shore station was relaid. Only the West Line (normally up) was replaced.

Lighting up the Thermit

First step - lighting up the thermit pot to melt the metal

November 11, 2007

Molten metal flows

The metal flows out the bottom and into a clay mould put around the rails to be joined

November 11, 2007

Clean up

Cleaning off the mould and then the extra metal

November 11, 2007

Dumping ballast

November 11, 2007

Another thermit weld

November 11, 2007

Dumping more ballast

November 11, 2007