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Track, rail and sleepers

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

Active gauge splitter at West Footscray Junction

The change in gauge requires the single point blade on the common rail to be moved. The single gauge rails on the other side just continue on

Friday 9 May 2014 07:44 AM
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(6 times this month, 86 times this year)

Mix of new concrete 'timber replacement' and existing timber sleepers

Saturday 27 April 2013 10:10 AM
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(3 times this month, 24 times this year)

Date marked beside a fresh rail weld: 24/3/2013

Thursday 28 March 2013 08:33 AM
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(5 times this month, 28 times this year)

White 'Solacoat' paint applied to the rails outside Flinders Street Station

Metro aim to reduce track temperatures, which limits the thermal expansion of tracks, which leads to less wear and tear on insulated rail joints, hence less risk of signalling system faults.

Tuesday 5 March 2013 08:41 AM
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(1 time this month, 16 times this year)

White 'Solacoat' paint applied to the rails outside Flinders Street Station

Metro aim to reduce track temperatures, which limits the thermal expansion of tracks, which leads to less wear and tear on insulated rail joints, hence less risk of signalling system faults.

Monday 11 February 2013 08:47 AM
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(2 times this month, 17 times this year)

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

Saturday 8 September 2012 09:44 AM
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(6 times this month, 38 times this year)

Fishplate on a siding completely broken through

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

Saturday 8 September 2012 09:10 AM
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(14 times this month, 64 times this year)

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.

Friday 10 August 2012 09:03 AM
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(5 times this month, 31 times this year)

Notice of a 'point lubrication trial' at North Melbourne Junction

Tuesday 24 April 2012 08:08 AM
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(1 time this month, 21 times this year)

Point rodding and signal wiring near the signal box at Frankston

Monday 2 January 2012 11:35 AM
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(5 times this month, 44 times this year)

'VR3' pattern concrete sleepers, cast in 1989

On the platform roads at the 1989 version of Epping station

Wednesday 23 November 2011 17:45 PM
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(4 times this month, 29 times this year)

Rail marked "Cammells Steel W. 11.1893 V.R. SEC462"

Saturday 19 March 2011 13:14 PM
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(17 times this month, 61 times this year)

Lifted rail from concrete sleepered track: note the marks from the plastic sleeper pads

Sunday 16 January 2011 13:43 PM
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(4 times this month, 29 times this year)

Rails recently worked over by the rail grinder, note the various marks on the rail head

Wednesday 21 July 2010 08:39 AM
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(2 times this month, 21 times this year)

Track in suburban Melbourne after being visited by the rail grinder

Wednesday 21 July 2010 08:39 AM
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(3 times this month, 20 times this year)

Track datum marker outside Stawell after the concrete sleeper works

Sunday 11 July 2010 08:25 AM
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(5 times this month, 39 times this year)

Track datum marker outside Stawell after the concrete sleeper works

Sunday 11 July 2010 08:23 AM
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(3 times this month, 19 times this year)

Collection of metalwork and concrete bearers for dual gauge pointwork

Sunday 16 May 2010 10:57 AM
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(1 time this month, 12 times this year)

Collection of metalwork and concrete bearers for dual gauge pointwork

Sunday 16 May 2010 10:56 AM
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(3 times this month, 24 times this year)

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

Monday 26 April 2010 12:50 PM
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(3 times this month, 15 times this year)

'VR3' pattern concrete sleepers at West Footscray

Thursday 14 January 2010 19:42 PM
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(1 time this month, 20 times this year)

'VR3' pattern concrete sleepers, cast by Humes in 1981

Thursday 14 January 2010 19:41 PM
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(1 time this month, 13 times this year)

Active gauge splitter at West Footscray Junction - the change in gauge requires the single point blade to be moved

Thursday 14 January 2010 19:26 PM
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(3 times this month, 25 times this year)

Common Rail Transfer for the standard gauge at Maryborough

It switches the side of the inner rail to suit the dual gauge pointwork elsewhere

Friday 8 January 2010 09:59 AM
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(9 times this month, 36 times this year)

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