Did the rumoured A-City test actually happen yesterday? I'm guessing not.
I took the rail substitute bus up to Noarlunga Centre with my camera, not really expecting to see the new train. Enquiry from the railway kiosk proprietor confirmed that there had been no visit. The station is not a good place to look out for the train when it does finally appear. There are blocks on the tracks on the Seaford side of the platforms and no decent view of the line from its vicinity. The best vantage point would be the Goldsmith Drive bridge a few hundred metres to the South.
Wiring is being carried out near Marino Rocks, where my return bus was held up for five minutes or so by two road/rail trucks being driven off the tracks onto the road at the end of the working day. One more, a little down the track, remained to be returned to the road.
When I alighted at Oaklands there had been no action, though the steelwork was distributed to the erection sites a day or so ago. I wouldn't be surprized to find that it began today. I'll check tomorrow morning. The gantry on the Warradale side of the Diagonal/Morphett Roads crossing has been there for some time.