April 2015 – Albion Street Crossing Re-installed by Oberon Council

1 The job is marked out

1 The job is marked out

 

2 Profile machine

2 Profile machine

 

3 Profile machine cutting into roadway

3 Profile machine cutting into roadway

4 Road excavation

4 Road excavation

5 Council men and OTHR workers

5 Council men and OTHR workers

6 Excavation completed

6 Excavation completed

7 Ready for hot mix base

7 Ready for hot mix base

8 First load of hot mix base

8 First load of hot mix base

9 Spreading the hotmix base

9 Spreading the hotmix base

10 Getting the base level

10 Getting the base level

11 Final checking

11 Final checking

12 Fine tuning the base

12 Fine tuning the base

13 Chaining the prepared rails to excavator

13 Chaining the prepared rails to excavator

14 Taking the strain

14 Taking the strain

15 Off the ground and ready to go

15 Off the ground and ready to go

16 Moving the rails into position

16 Moving the rails into position

17 Getting closer

17 Getting closer

18 And closer

18 And closer

19 And even closer

19 And even closer

20 Nearly there

20 Nearly there

21 Finally in position

21 Finally in position

22 Another view

22 Another view

23 Hotmix placed between and around rails

23 Hotmix placed between and around rails

24 Level track and cambered road profile being matched up

24 Level track and cambered road profile being matched up

25 The finished job

25 The finished job

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 2015 Working Bees.

The usual monthly working bee was held from Saturday 6th to Wednesday 11th March. After thiat good start to the month Track Manager, Graham Williams has called on local members to come in for a morning or afternoon to complete specific tasks.Some of this was to make sure that timbers and sleepers are in the yard and ready for use during the April Working Bee. For example, during the afternoon of Monday 30th a small group collected 15 or so timbers  from the line access road at Hazelgrove. A difficult job due to length and weight of the timbers as well as the over growth of biddy bush on the access road.

The main focus this month has been on the yard and in particular the completion of the roads 1, 2 & 3 into the Rolling Stock Shed. A qualified track certifier has been on site, at our invitation, and his comment was “It looks good and you have done a good job.” While the progress has often seemed to be slow over the last few months we are very close to finishing the roads 1, 2 & 3 mentioned above. The focus will shift to the main line and loop road in the yard and we expect to be able to arrange for certification of the whole yard, including those into into the Rolling Stock Shed after the May Working Bee.

This month eleven volunteers worked a total of 308 hours, which is remarkable and an excellent contribution.

Look through the March Newsletter for some photos of the “Fettlers Gang” in action.

See below for photos of the collection of timbers from Hazelgrove

1 President getting ready for another timber

1 President getting ready for another timber

2 President showing how it is done

2 President showing how it is done

3 Track manager lifts one end

3 Track manager lifts one end

4 It could not be done without the ramp

4 It could not be done without the ramp

5 Actually they can be rolled without too much trouble

5 Actually they can be rolled without too much trouble

6 Back in the yeard the timbers were pulled off the trailer with the tractor

6 Back in the yeard the timbers were pulled off the trailer with the tractor

 

 

 

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