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Track, rail and sleepers

Track, rail and sleepers from Melbourne and the rest of Victoria

Pantrol baseplate for 53/60 kg rail, with zero cant

8 September 2012 09:44 AM
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Fishplate on a siding completely broken through

Presumably the fishplate on the other side is holding it all together

8 September 2012 09:10 AM
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Position of Train System (POTS) transponder located between the rails

There are around 650 units around the suburban network, located at major junctions as well as intermediate locations. When a train runs over the top, the antenna picks up the unique identifier, then transmits the data back to Metrol via radio, enabling them to know where a specific train set currently is.

10 August 2012 09:03 AM
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Notice of a 'point lubrication trial' at North Melbourne Junction

24 April 2012 08:08 AM
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Point rodding and signal wiring near the signal box at Frankston

2 January 2012 11:35 AM
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'VR3' pattern concrete sleepers, cast in 1989

On the platform roads at the 1989 version of Epping station

23 November 2011 17:45 PM
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Rail marked "Cammells Steel W. 11.1893 V.R. SEC462"

19 March 2011 13:14 PM
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Lifted rail from concrete sleepered track: note the marks from the plastic sleeper pads

16 January 2011 13:43 PM
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Rails recently worked over by the rail grinder, note the various marks on the rail head

21 July 2010 08:39 AM
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Track in suburban Melbourne after being visited by the rail grinder

21 July 2010 08:39 AM
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Track datum marker outside Stawell after the concrete sleeper works

11 July 2010 08:25 AM
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Track datum marker outside Stawell after the concrete sleeper works

11 July 2010 08:23 AM
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Collection of metalwork and concrete bearers for dual gauge pointwork

16 May 2010 10:57 AM
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Collection of metalwork and concrete bearers for dual gauge pointwork

16 May 2010 10:56 AM
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(3 times this week, 8 times this month, 58 times this year)

New track panels at the Paisley oil siding, I assume the points are going to be removed

26 April 2010 12:50 PM
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'VR3' pattern concrete sleepers at West Footscray

14 January 2010 19:42 PM
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'VR3' pattern concrete sleepers, cast by Humes in 1981

14 January 2010 19:41 PM
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Active gauge splitter at West Footscray Junction - the change in gauge requires the single point blade to be moved

14 January 2010 19:26 PM
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Gauge transfer for the standard gauge at Maryborough - switching the side of the inner rail

8 January 2010 09:59 AM
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One half of a gauge splitter at Gheringhap

14 December 2009 19:16 PM
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60 kg rail at Gheringhap, produced in 1994

14 December 2009 19:15 PM
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Trackbed graded, new sleepers in place, all yet to be ballasted

13 September 2009 10:25 AM
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Rail joint on the resleepered track

13 September 2009 10:23 AM
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Freshly resleepered track at Bell Post Hill

13 September 2009 10:22 AM
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