On each side of the crossing there was a rail join where there was a fishplate linking two different sizes of rail i.e. heavier either side of the crossing to what appeared to be the original light rail through the crossing.
It appears that the line between the junction at the rock and the emerald grain dump is being upgraded to allow mainline locos to back there consist up without changing to 48s, similar to what has just happened to Henty west on the rand line, rumour is also around town that this heavy rail will be laid all the way to oaklands, with the section between boree creek and oaklands to be reopened for iminant mining operations between urana and oaklands, if this is true, rail revival in this part of the riverina could be reality
thks for your contribution. the line to the emerald grain facility makes sense. oaklands? it would be less of a distance to upgrade oaklands to urana for traffic to melbourne ports or geelong. the coal or bulk mining product would spend less time on rail and quicker to the port going south. was this considered?