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South Kensington: 'Limit of Shunt' board at the up end of the South Kensington goods lines

The goods lines once went all the way up to Spion Kop. Temporarily cut back to give just enough space for V/Line run arounds at South Kensington, the new RRL track pair will take over the existing embankment

October 27, 2012

South Kensington: Fenced off goods line behind South Kensington

One track retained to give access between the passenger lines and the lines towards North Dynon - RRL will take over most of this area

October 27, 2012

South Kensington: Temporary fencing beside the goods line track pair

The RRL track pair will pass through here, leaving a single tracks for freight

October 27, 2012

South Kensington: Work on the embankment near Kensington Road

The RRL track pair will be built in the foreground, at the same level as the existing four tracks

October 27, 2012

South Kensington: Clearing the route of the RRL track pair from South Kensington to the Maribyrnong River

Just enough room between the existing tracks and the neighbouring warehouse

October 27, 2012

South Kensington: Access track to the South Kensington worksite

Running along the west side of North Dynon yard

October 27, 2012

Spion Kop Junction: Brick retaining walls reinforced with steel braces

Part of the former goods lines into Melbourne Yard. The steel beams on the outside tie back the bricks, the support coming from rods tied back to identical beams on the other side

October 27, 2012

Spion Kop Junction: North-western side of the abutment of the new RRL Lloyd Street bridge

The corner has been rebuilt with recycled bricks

October 27, 2012

Spion Kop Junction: North-eastern side of the abutment of the new RRL Lloyd Street bridge

Note the gap between the old abutments, and the new bridge

October 27, 2012

Spion Kop Junction: New bridge over Lloyd Street

The existing low level bridge for the four suburban tracks is in the foreground. The new high level three track bridge for RRL (and a goods line) is in the background.

October 27, 2012

Spion Kop Junction: Tiebacks in the Lloyd Street retaining wall

Soil nailing or something similar is being used to tie the bricks back into the embankment

October 27, 2012

Sunshine: New stanchions in place at the up end of Sunshine

Passing over the NE standard gauge, independent goods lines, and the suburban tracks

October 21, 2012

Sunshine: Massive stanchions at the up end of Sunshine

Presumably a lot of track slewing is going to be happening in this area?

October 21, 2012

Spion Kop Junction: Building new abutments for the future RRL bridge over Lloyd Street

The existing bridge for the goods lines has been removed

October 18, 2012

Southern Cross platforms 15/16 to North Melbourne: Temporary track slew of the up goods lines on the up side of Dudley Street

At Dudley Street it is on the correct alignment, but at Latrobe Street it slews back to the old alignment, which is the RRL tracks will run

October 10, 2012

Southern Cross platforms 15/16 to North Melbourne: Triple tracks beneath LaTrobe Street

Single track goods line in the background, future RRL track pair in the foreground

October 10, 2012

Southern Cross platforms 15/16 to North Melbourne: Incomplete tracks between Latrobe Street and Southern Cross

Single track goods line in the background, future RRL track pair in the foreground

October 10, 2012