Rimutaka Incline Railway

Building a Sanctuary for Steam

Loop track ballast drop

Tr 189 shunts two ballast wagons down the new loop track,26 September 2015

On Saturday 26 September 2015 the track gang joined up the track sets on the new loop track, and dropped three wagon loads of ballast. By the end of the day the track was able to be used to store five ballast wagons, freeing up our mainline track.

A series of ballast drops, track levelled and lined
Looking along the loop after one of the ballast drops
Tr 189 propels two ballast wagons along the loop track
Tr 189 a little further down the loop
View down the loop track from the double slip
View down the loop track from the double slip, Tr 189 fetching wagons on the mainline in the distance
Ballast wagons parked up on loop at end of day
View along mainline, with ballast wagons parked up on loop