Sunday, 15 January 2017

Concrete sleeper replacement near 85 milepost - 19th&20th November 2016

 For some considerable time this job has been planned but the RoadRail Machine has not been working.

Again only possible when no public trains running for obvious reasons, above Andrew and Angus pose for photo with Andy clearing the ever growing undergrowth round the milepost.
 Method was to dig out ballast round sleeper to be changed, knock 10 keys out either side, jack up rails
 so the Machine could pull the heavy concrete sleeper out, we dig out bed and Machine puts in new one. Key up, pack ballast under new sleeper and tidy up shoulder and four foot.
In total about a dozen were changed over the whole weekend with still more to do at a future date.

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