Track inspection vehicle in Manjimup

 
  Bridgetown Beginner

As the title states, a track inspection vehicle was seen traveling through Manjimup today. Anyone know why? There certainly hasn't been any kind of maintenance on any of the track infrastructure for years.

The other week I saw someone inside the FL control box beside the Steere St crossing in Bridgetown.

Again, anyone got any goss?

Cheers

Aaron.

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  Bulbous Assistant Commissioner

Pretty sure that the inspection regime still operates on the Picton to Majimup line, with the line in 'care and maintenance' mode. I think someone mentioned the weed spraying happening on that line as well?

Long term for Manjimup town site is for the rail line to be relocated to the west of town along the proposed bypass road, and the rail corridor in town replaced with a linear park setup, but am unsure of the progress of that.
  warienga Chief Train Controller

Location: Perth
Saw the hi-rail weed spraying truck come through Boyanup on the SW Main from the south (on rails and spraying) late last year.
  jayrail Assistant Commissioner

Location: te Anau Southern Alps NZ
I have a long memory about that region and it spells MINERALS,wink wink
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Nice to see some positive news coming out of Western Australia  is and the regional rail network.

Keep us posted.
  Bridgetown Beginner

I have a long memory about that region and it spells MINERALS,wink wink
jayrail

Not the first time I have heard this, however I would have thought it's still some years away, perhaps someone knows better... I can't believe it's been almost 9 years since a train graced Bridgetown with it's presence.
  crisfitz Chief Commissioner

Location: Enroute somewhere
It is a requirement of the WA regulator that lines be inspected once every 3 months when not in use.

This applies to other lines in the wheatbelt, including McLevie - Maya. I remember giving authorisation for the length runner and weed sprayer to run that line when I was in train control.
  Bridgetown Beginner

It is a requirement of the WA regulator that lines be inspected once every 3 months when not in use.

This applies to other lines in the wheatbelt, including McLevie - Maya. I remember giving authorisation for the length runner and weed sprayer to run that line when I was in train control.
crisfitz


Interesting...

It would seem that this is limited to only an inspection, as a number of FL lights and associated parts have been pilfered/vandalised, one near Greenbushes was crushed by a rogue woodchip trailer (irony??) ones at Steere street in Bridgetown and Greenbushes Boyup-Brook Rd have been badly damaged by trucks turning. A few years ago some sleepers on the Bridgetown bridge were damaged by fire as well, none of this has been corrected...
  HOWARAS Deputy Commissioner

Location: Woodanilling
I always thought the term 'care and maintenance', should be renamed 'no care and no maintenance', as this seems to be norm for the lines that have been mothballed... but the companies like using the term.. it looks so much nicer on paper.
  Bulbous Assistant Commissioner

I always thought the term 'care and maintenance', should be renamed 'no care and no maintenance', as this seems to be norm for the lines that have been mothballed... but the companies like using the term.. it looks so much nicer on paper.
HOWARAS


True. There has been rumblings that - with the upcoming rebuild and expansion of the Dangin - Mears Road intersection outside Dangin - that the minister has advised that the railway line is closed and that this will allow the intersection and concrete islands to be built across the line, and no realignment of the road is to be undertaken as would be required with an open line.

Not sure how he has the ability to simply close a line like that, but I'm sure it sounded good to him inside his own head as he said it.

*Edited to update the road information*

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