2008 track relaying

In 2008 the railways discovered that the bits of track on the Geelong line that they did not upgrade under the Regional Fast Rail project (Little River - Lara and Corio - Geelong) now needed to be relaid. So now they need to cancel all trains at night, hire a bunch of guys at huge penalty rates, and handle each and every sleeper manually instead of using a special track layer to do it automatically - great cost saving ideas there guys...

End of the works

And back onto unaltered track

April 25, 2008

Really thick

April 25, 2008

It just changed as well

The signal from 'reduce to medium' to 'clear normal'

April 25, 2008

Hardly see the signals

April 25, 2008

Pea soup

April 25, 2008

Even thicker

April 25, 2008

Dust cloud

April 25, 2008

Kicking up the dust

Too bad for anyone living nearby...

April 25, 2008

North Geelong Yard

Sleeper grabbers and other track machines, along with loaded ballast hoppers

April 25, 2008

Another spike puller?

April 23, 2008

A spike puller?

April 23, 2008

Lined up again

April 23, 2008