The Pencil Guy: Hourann's illogical blog

Random sights of a railway construction site

Friday 8 September 2006 at 5:07 pm

Aside from recently completing their tunnelling, the merry band of construction contractors has just re-started track laying on the bits of the southern railway closest to my house. As part of this, there are crazy trackwork machines parked at random spots in the middle of the freeway — weirdo sliding gantry cranes, machines that thump the sleepers for (I’m guessing) joining purposes, and ordinary-looking goods carriages that have holes in them to drop gravel under the tracks.

And freight trains. When Murdoch Station is finished I doubt you’ll see one of these parked there on a regular basis …

South Spur Line diesel freight engine sitting in the Kwinana Freeway median near Murdoch station