Track work around the state

 
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
What a good idea, list up where track work is happening. Keeps the sightings thread for sightings only.

Anyway, notice on the western line between Penquin and Ulverstone, the odd bit of rail and sleeper with a few white painted tags. Does mean work is about to happen?

Also i think rail has been replaced in east Ulverstone, near the caravan park.

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  tasrail2100 Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane, Queensland.
When I left on Friday there were approximately 9 track machines in the yard at Mayne which I am told are coming down to Tasmania.
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
Hmm, interesting stuff chief. I wonder if QR will be sending any other rail maintaince equipment down.
  Only15 Junior Train Controller

Location: Hobart,Tasmania
Im sure around 50 sleepers have been replaced out side the TTMS?
between the the bridge on the northern side down to the crossing?

Nathan
  GeoffreyHansen Minister for Railways

Location: In a FAM sleeper
When I left on Friday there were approximately 9 track machines in the yard at Mayne which I am told are coming down to Tasmania.
"tasrail2100"


Any photos?

Maybe Asciano is trying to increase the sale price of the Tasmanian network.
  ZR2101 Junior Train Controller

Location: Between Latobe and Burnie one eye on the road the other on the train line.
There is work being done on the River road bridge
  siroch Locomotive Driver

"Maybe Asciano is trying to increase the sale price of the Tasmanian network."

The only infrastructure Asciano own is the Melba Line.  QR with Van Ek have the contract to undertake the second stage of capital works on the active Tasmania Railway Network.  The Crown own the active and inactive networks and have full control over the implementation of capital works.  Asciano are only responsible for management and maintenance of the active network.
  ZC11 Junior Train Controller

Location: Found inside a locomotive cab at times.
Has anyone seen what Asciano's head Peter Rosethorn has been paid in salary / bonus !  and Asciano is posting a loss.

Would dam near be enough to rebuild the whole Tassie rail system , and they also want handouts from State Governments to keep PN working as is !

Been told by a driver who works for PN Rural & Bulk in Melbourne that they are now only working 3 days a week. The place is stuffed.

Toll / Asciano are realy making a hash of things around the place.
  Tascop Chief Train Controller

Location: Devonport, Tas
Has anyone heard of any feedback from the drivers on the effects that the current round of trackwork is having.  I was just wondering if the trains a riding better and whether they are getting better running times from the trains now.
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
Mustn't be any good if they still change locos around in Burnie.
  austrain Chief Train Controller

Location: Tasmania
Bit to early at this stage.   Take a bit more than a few sleepers to improve the ride quality.   Maybe once the qr contract is finished there may be a some improvements.   A lot of track tampering is required.
  ZC11 Junior Train Controller

Location: Found inside a locomotive cab at times.
DQ's ride like cr*p on good track , The drivers must be getting a pig of a ride at the moment with the track being stuffed.  What is the speed of trains on the net work ?
  TasDriver Beginner

There has been some improvement in the Southern Main, some sleepers,ballast and tampering has been done and a few restrictions have been lifted or shortened....the new bridge at Brighton is well underway....
  DRR_Fireman Deputy Commissioner

Location: -
AFAIK, max track speed is 60 kph.
  Steamwerk Station Master

I'll get  my  bruv  ta do up a list  of the places  he's heading to  as he's just started  on the slepper contract  with Van Ek.
  trainiac Chief Train Controller

Who keeps tampering with the track?? Hope they catch the buggers!! The tamping should fix it though, one would hope...hehe

James
  TasDriver Beginner

haha thanks Very Happy
  Tascop Chief Train Controller

Location: Devonport, Tas
Workers are currently crawling all over the Forth River Bridge.  Looks like they are replacing sleepers and alos some section of rail.
  DRR_Fireman Deputy Commissioner

Location: -
Called in to Brighton on the way home from Hobart yesterday, work on the new Brighton bridge is moving at a swift pace.

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  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
Great photos there Andy.

Notice the South Burnie sleeper station is getting a clean out, sleepers dropped off in between the Wivenhoe showgrounds.
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
Looking intodays Advocate, page 32, bottom left corner, the major resleepering starts this Friday in Burnie. So, i'll be getting some "happy snaps" of the QR machines at work.
  Tascop Chief Train Controller

Location: Devonport, Tas
The who;e ;ength of track between Burnei and Devonport is lined with bundles of sleepers.  Van Ek have been dropping them off in Devonport during the last few days
  DRR_Fireman Deputy Commissioner

Location: -
The gear in devonport went over to Burnie today. One of my enthusiast colleagues up here who chased the movement told me that every crossing was manned and when he went to take a shot a Lillico road the guy told him he couldnt photograph.

Surely this guy didnt have a right to do that? As long as my mate was his 3 meters clear of the running line and on public property he'd be well within his rights, wouldnt he?

I'm open to correction, in fact I wouldnt mind clarification of Tasmania's laws and such regarding photographer's rights.
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
The gear is stored at South Burnie yard. They did a trial run before 5 tonight near Burnie station. I will still get some photos.
  BP4417 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Launceston, Tasmania
"when he went to take a shot a Lillico road the guy told him he couldnt photograph".
You are quite right, there is no Australian legislation that prohibits taking photographs of Rail Equipment or Infrastructure as long as you do not break the Law doing so.
I think this same subject was in either a rail magasine or another Railpage forum.

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