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Ballasting operations 23 August 2014

On Saturday 23 August 2014 we were fortunate to have Peter O'Flaherty, local Upper Hutt Contractor, load up ballast wagons for us at Maymorn. 

Four of our fleet of Yc ballast wagons were pressed into service, including recently overhauled Yc817, hauled by our Hillside Tr189. Ballast was discharged and spread at a few different spots, including the shed yard and a stretch of our mainline.

Thanks again to Peter O'Flaherty, and to Holcim - for donating the ballast and Pelorus Trust for funding the transport of the ballast to site.

A few photos from the operations:

A view along the rake of ballast wagons during loading. Photo: Ben Calcott

Hugh McCracken directing a plough-out of ballast in the shed yard, Tr189 on point. Photo: Ben Calcott

Loading ballast wagons on our mainline. Photo: Glenn Fitzgerald.

Our mainline track after ballasting. Photo: Glenn Fitzgerald.