Well, just looked through the photos and decided to do an update on where we are at.
Walker is running quite well, testing has proceded at a good pace, and thanks to this victorian summer we have been having, a lot of the wet weather testing has been done. I think the log books on 90 miles at this stage, not a bad total considering its not in service yet.
Heres a shot of RM22 crossing bridge 28 as part of the clearance tests that were carried out.
Bridge 28 has had major timberwork finished and is passed for works trains. Some sleeper and deck work is required to bring it up to full pass standard, however the search for materials is taking longer than expected.
final series of photos of bridge 28 are here: http://photosbymatt.fotopic.net/c1536172.html
About the only thing being worked on over the christmas break has been trackwork, however mech branch have started cleaning up the workshop in readyness for the next years projects.
The YVTR BBQ was decided to be a bit of a track work day, with many turning up to have a go at somthing they have not been involved in. Many hours in the hot sun was concluded with a ballast drop and a job well done, with track being lined, leveled and packed on a good ballast bed. Now we just need to do the rest of it.
With a few more photos here: http://photosbymatt.fotopic.net/c1632614.html
As close as we get, the more we see we need to do. Workshop nights should be on again by next thursday, and they guys always need help on the track to finish off whats needed.
As a side note, while up the other day we had three phone calls wondering if the walker was running pass trips yet. Clearly we are making a bit of a stir in the area.