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Hump Yard and West Tower

Located between the main passenger lines and Victoria Dock, Melbourne Yard has been swallowed up by the Dockland redevelopments. The hump itself is the last bit left, located between the Melbourne Steel Terminal and North Melbourne station

Still clearing out under West Tower

7 October 2010 08:56 AM
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Clearing weeds from around the remaining retarders

7 October 2010 08:56 AM
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New fence under West Tower

7 October 2010 08:56 AM
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Erecting the fence around the area, the hump signal still there as well

7 October 2010 08:56 AM
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Trimmers cabin in place for now

7 October 2010 08:56 AM
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Approach to the hump from the arrivals yard cleared of trees

7 October 2010 08:56 AM
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Pulling up the track over the hump crest, it looks like soil testing is also underway

1 October 2010 16:42 PM
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Excavator digging up the tracks over the top of the hump

30 September 2010 08:32 AM
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Fencing going in between the active tracks and the demolition site

30 September 2010 08:25 AM
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Fencing going in between the hump and the active goods lines to Melbourne Yard

30 September 2010 08:24 AM
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The hump yard retarders now piles of scrapmetal

18 September 2010 12:18 PM
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Disused bridge abutments over Dudley Street, one pair will be restored for new tracks as part of RRL

9 September 2010 08:44 AM
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Work clearing the hump seems to have stopped for a week or so

9 September 2010 08:44 AM
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Excavator still parked in the same spot as last week

9 September 2010 08:44 AM
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Work appears to have stopped for a day...

7 September 2010 17:12 PM
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Staircases still in place down to the access tunnel

7 September 2010 08:53 AM
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A few of the secondary retarders still in place, on the leads to A, B, C and D balloons

7 September 2010 08:53 AM
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Getting ready for the new track pair for Regional Rail Link outside West Tower

7 September 2010 08:53 AM
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Clearing out beneath West Tower...

6 September 2010 10:15 AM
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Digging up the tracks leading down from the crest of the hump

6 September 2010 10:15 AM
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Rail and sleepers ripped up atop the hump crest

5 September 2010 17:31 PM
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Rail and sleepers ripped up atop the hump crest

5 September 2010 17:30 PM
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Rail and sleepers ripped up atop the hump crest

5 September 2010 17:30 PM
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Pneumatic equipment that once controlled the primary retarders

5 September 2010 17:30 PM
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