Track work in Hobart

 
  derwentparkjunc Chief Train Controller

It's been years since I’ve been able to make this sort of report.

Today I spotted some recent re-sleepering on the main line in the vicinity of the TTMS between the the rivulet bridge and the YMCA building near Elwick Rd crossing.
40-50 steel sleepers have been inserted, looks like replacements for timber sleepers. There are half a dozen or so other sleepers removed awaiting replacements.

Noticed also some maintenance work on the mainline points leading to the parallel TTMS access line.

Replacement steel sleepers don’t have insulating pads inserted as per the many previously inserted steel sleepers.
I assume this work is part of the preparations for TTMS trains to access the Glenorchy-Chigwell section of the Hobart rail route.

Cheers,
DPJ

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  12CSVT Chief Commissioner

Location: Drowning in accreditation red tape!
Replacement steel sleepers don’t have insulating pads inserted as per the many previously inserted steel sleepers.
I assume this work is part of the preparations for TTMS trains to access the Glenorchy-Chigwell section of the Hobart rail route.

Cheers,
DPJ
derwentparkjunc
Correct regarding the involvement of the TTMS with respect to their recently awarded initial lease from Glenorchy to Chigwell. The Govt supported $200M P.L. Insurance premium is now paid and as a result, TTMS can resume operations on their own track and start track repairs for operation on their Hobart line lease. The dispensation of insulated sleepers is related to the removal of the original level crossing track circuit triggered equipment. Replacement level crossing equipt. will have alternative means of activation. cant remember what, but it would be triggered by some sort of motion sensor or card scanner or other means, that will no longer be dependent on track circuitry.

The long running P.L. insurance barrier, overcome for now, will see (upon successful variation of accreditation applications)  DVR start accessing New Norfolk yard for rebuilding, LNER start accessing their leased section of track and DRR start moving towards main-line access again, at long last.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Replacement steel sleepers don’t have insulating pads inserted as per the many previously inserted steel sleepers.
I assume this work is part of the preparations for TTMS trains to access the Glenorchy-Chigwell section of the Hobart rail route.

Cheers,
DPJ
Correct regarding the involvement of the TTMS with respect to their recently awarded initial lease from Glenorchy to Chigwell. The Govt supported $200M P.L. Insurance premium is now paid and as a result, TTMS can resume operations on their own track and start track repairs for operation on their Hobart line lease. The dispensation of insulated sleepers is related to the removal of the original level crossing track circuit triggered equipment. Replacement level crossing equipt. will have alternative means of activation. cant remember what, but it would be triggered by some sort of motion sensor or card scanner or other means, that will no longer be dependent on track circuitry.

The long running P.L. insurance barrier, overcome for now, will see (upon successful variation of accreditation applications)  DVR start accessing New Norfolk yard for rebuilding, LNER start accessing their leased section of track and DRR start moving towards main-line access again, at long last.
12CSVT
Well done!
  derwentparkjunc Chief Train Controller

Thanks for clarification 12CSVT.

And speaking of 12CSVT, TTMS have their own 12CSVT now.

Do we know if there’s a plan to restore ZA6 as a powered loco?

Cheers,
DPJ
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Last I’d heard cosmetic work was the priority but with the acquisition of a couple of spare parts it should be possible to get running again.

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