Sunday, November 26, 2017

Tram Works 2

OMG. The concrete breakers are at work. I think there were a total of six, to break up the old tram track set in concrete.




The noise was only for one day, I think, but so loud. It was the day the fragile Hippie Niece, her sister Oldest Niece and all four younguns visited, along with the nieces' mother. What a nightmare, including parking.







Ah, trenching to connect up the new tram tracks.












A big trench, I think for stormwater.



Trees are protected from being bumped my machinery.





We've got new track down below.





Remember, the sleepers sit on a layer of compacted fill, a layer of concrete goes around the sleepers, then compacted gravel, followed by asphalt.


The machinery used for laying track is so high tech.






Coming into shape.



Very neat.





It is dark? No reason to stop working.






Look, connection of tracks.


Am I the only person who remembers the tv show, The Rag Trade? when I was in utero? "Everybody out!"











This is good. The asphalt is going in. Things are nearing completion.


Tram stop patforms are being formed.


16 comments:

  1. wow it was a busy . We have tram works very often here.

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    1. Gosia, it is good to have works so that things don't get run down and break down.

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  2. Oh my. Organised, messy, noisy chaos. Glad they protected the trees. And of course the day that your visitors were due was among the worst. I think it is a rule.

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    1. EC, yes all of those adjectives but so highly organised and coordinated.

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  3. Wow! Well that was interesting to see... without all the noise to go with it. Well done Andrew.

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    1. CM, worse than the noise of concrete breakers was two weeks of vehicle reversing beepers, day and night.

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  4. Now that's the work I enjoy...watching others work!

    I hope the coming week treats you well, Andrew. :)

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    1. Lee, I expect they were all pretty well paid to work hard. Thanks.

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  5. Digging up old tram tracks while laying new ones, there's an oddity. Imagine if all cities still had all their original tracks and were still running all those trams, just with newer carriages.
    I like your night time photos.

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    1. Indeed River, just imagine. I'd like to dig up your Obahn and put a good light rail track there, or a train even.

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  6. Wow lots of activity in your neck of the woods, lots of noise but lucky you are high up no so much dust.
    Merle.........

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    1. Merle, certainly extra dust on the balcony, but not inside.

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  7. So much more entertaining than watching TV at night Andrew. TV is totally rubbish right now! They certainly got on with it tres vite!

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    1. Grace, it certainly was boring on our ABC on Sunday night.

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  8. Being in Docklands, I feel like I've been living in a construction site 24/7 for the last 10 years.

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    1. AdRad, you pretty well have been doing just that.

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