As each stage of railway formation is released for railway the following works would be done:
- vegetation clearance – limited
- sediment control measures
- cutting and embankment restoration
- restoration of formation grade and cross-section
- restoration of drainage systems: cess, cross, cut-off drains
- repairs and restoration of bridges
- repairs to tunnels.
These works would require road access along the railway formation, and would access the route from Maymorn, Kaitoke (Station Road), Kaitoke (Incline Road), Ladle Bend via forest road from SH2, Summit via forest road from SH2.
Work on the heritage railway formation will be covered by a Heritage Conservation Management Plan, which will outline policies, practices and methods of treatment of heritage items, intrinsic fabric, actions to be taken should new heritage items be discovered and other protocols. The steep cuttings, tall embankments, timber bridges with masonry abutments, tunnels and railway alignment are key heritage features that will be respected, protected and showcased.
Once completed, the railway track construction phase would commence, including:
- survey marks
- laying of bottom ballast
- laying out sleepers and rail
- assembly of track
- spreading of top ballast
- tamping and lining operations to bring track to line, top and level.