Track works at Glenferrie Station

 
  skidsteer Chief Train Controller

Location: In the country
I can now confirm the timber sleepers at Burnley are for decking for the Burnley flyover. I can also confirm that all the new rail for the line is 60kg.
Duncs
Piles of timber sleeper have also been laid out across the Freeway/Yarra River Bridge near Heyington, Glen Waverley line. Expect them and many remaining concrete sleepers still laying about to be inserted during post-2100hrs occupations scheduled for the next 2 weeks

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  DMU Dave Train Controller

Location: Hawthorn, VIC
Looks like more trackwork is planned between Burnley and Richmond stations, and possibly also between Burnley and Glenferrie...

Three road-rail excavators with what I believe are called "platypus" attachments for inserting new sleepers, and an ordinary excavator (used to spread ballast), were parked this morning in the small storage yard off Lynch Street Hawthorn, near the intersection with Power Street.

Piles of concrete sleepers, barrels of pandrol clips, some platypus attachments and sundry other equipment is stored on the waste ground adjacent to the Hawthorn rail bridge over the Yarra.  There is also a store of concrete sleepers in the works siding on the up side of Burnley station.

New lengths of rail have been placed in the cess at East Richmond station, and at least two of the four tracks between East Richmond and Richmond are marked with white dashes of paint indicating where new sleepers will be inserted.

Regards
DMU Dave
  DMU Dave Train Controller

Location: Hawthorn, VIC
Announcement at Richmond station tonight that there will be track works each night next week after 8.30pm, with bustitution between Richmond and Burnley.  From the markings on the track, and the stacks of sleepers and new rail, it looks like at least two of the four tracks will be resleepered and rerailed, and possibly all four tracks at East Richmond station.

Regards
DMU Dave
  Duncs Chief Commissioner

Announcement at Richmond station tonight that there will be track works each night next week after 8.30pm, with bustitution between Richmond and Burnley.  From the markings on the track, and the stacks of sleepers and new rail, it looks like at least two of the four tracks will be resleepered and rerailed, and possibly all four tracks at East Richmond station.

Regards
DMU Dave
DMU Dave
I saw them too. This track upgrade is getting pretty serious. At this rate they will have done most of the line by the end of this year.
  DMU Dave Train Controller

Location: Hawthorn, VIC
I saw them too. This track upgrade is getting pretty serious. At this rate they will have done most of the line by the end of this year.
"Duncs"


Yep. I'm just hoping they come back and do the express line and the down local line between Burnley and my station (Glenferrie). The amount of rubbish left around after the up local line was resleepered and rerailed indicates to me they are probably coming back to do more work (and do one big clean up at the end of it). Contrast the amount of mess left on my line with the thorough clean up after the recent resleepering and rerailing on the Glen Waverley line.

Regards
DMU Dave
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
Announcement at Richmond station tonight that there will be track works each night next week after 8.30pm, with bustitution between Richmond and Burnley.  From the markings on the track, and the stacks of sleepers and new rail, it looks like at least two of the four tracks will be resleepered and rerailed, and possibly all four tracks at East Richmond station.

Regards
DMU Dave
DMU Dave
Hopefully they rid of those horrible train set curves between East Richmond and Richmond while they're at it. The pit at East Richmond itself didn't need upgrading.
  DMU Dave Train Controller

Location: Hawthorn, VIC
Hopefully they rid of those horrible train set curves between East Richmond and Richmond while they're at it. The pit at East Richmond itself didn't need upgrading.
Heihachi_73

Looks like the curves will be fully resleepered.  Spot sleeper replacement was undertaken overnight on the down local line curve, but from the paint marks on the track it looks like all sleepers on the curve will eventually be replaced (this is the way the up local line around Glenferrie was resleepered - spot replacement initially, then the track gang comes back on subsequent nights and replaces all the 'in-between' sleepers).

However, I don't think there is sufficient room to ease the radius of the curves, so I suspect we'll be stuck with a 40kph speed limit.

About half a dozen road-rail excavators with platypus attachments were parked on the up side of Burnley station this morning, and various pieces of smaller hand operated equipment were lying next to the down local line between East Richmond and Richmond.

Works began last night and are expected to continue until 17 October.

Regards
DMU Dave
  DMU Dave Train Controller

Location: Hawthorn, VIC
Works appear to have finished - or at least paused for the time being.  The four curves between East Richmond and Richmond have been fully resleepered