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Darra to Wacol - Mainline
« on: July 06, 2008, 10:56:09 AM »
Some photographs showing the works for the new mainline from Darra onwards to Wacol.

Looking east back to Darra near the Centenary Highway bridge.
The new mainline formation, masts with capacity for triple track can be seen.




Looking west from the footbridge at Darra
The new mainline formation can be seen




Dirt pile which will be the basis of the Richlands line flyover




Up service EMU59 heading to Ipswich



Photographs R Dow 6 July 2008

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Re: Darra to Wacol - Mainline
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2008, 07:05:01 PM »
Couple more photographs with better detail from mufreight.
Looking east from a position near the Cetenenary Hwy back to Darra.






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Re: Darra to Wacol - Mainline
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2008, 07:18:24 PM »
Couple more photographs at what will be 'Springfield Junction' by mufreight.
Fittings for overhead wire in place or being fitted.





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Re: Darra to Wacol - Mainline
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2008, 07:22:14 PM »
Work proceeding with overhead wiring for new mainline.











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Re: Darra to Wacol - Mainline
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2008, 09:08:57 PM »
There is a weekend closure planned for Corinda to Ipswich towards the end of August.

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From 10.00pm train Friday 22 August to last train Monday 25 August 2008, all Brisbane?s suburban network inbound and outbound services between Corinda and Ipswich will be replaced by bus services.
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This may be the weekend for the slew to the new mainline?

Sleepers ready to lay - down near Centenary Highway



View at Darra



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Re: Darra to Wacol - Mainline
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2008, 04:57:02 PM »
Rail!  The new mainline is taking shape ..

Snapped from a down service today by mufreight.



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Re: Darra to Wacol - Mainline
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2008, 08:32:58 PM »
Photograph from the Darra footbridge looking west.  The track already down is the middle of the eventual three tracks.
Also noted is that wiring is in place for all three tracks.



Photograph 25 July 2008 mufreight
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Re: Darra to Wacol - Mainline
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2008, 11:53:53 AM »
Thanks for sharing those photos ozbob, not being a regular commuter on the Ipswich line it's certainly great to see the progress that's been made.
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Re: Darra to Wacol - Mainline
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2008, 06:59:14 PM »
Two tracks down!







Photograph of the start of the new tower for the high tension transmission lines that had to be relocated and raised to allow for the construction of the overpass for the Springfield line.



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Re: Darra to Wacol - Mainline
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2008, 05:11:45 AM »
Some more updates photographs.  Thanks for these mufreight, they are great.
Thanks to Trackstar for allowing mu to visit and the documentation of this important rail project.

All photographs 1st August 2008

Main line western end near highway
















Some photographs at Darra end















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Re: Darra to Wacol - Mainline
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2008, 02:57:08 PM »
Some more updates photographs.  Thanks for these mufreight, they are great.
Thanks to Trackstar for allowing mu to visit and the documentation of this important rail project.

All photographs 1st August 2008

Some photographs at Darra end



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Is this just temporary because I thought that they were removing the rail line adjacent to platform 4 at Darra?

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Re: Darra to Wacol - Mainline
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2008, 03:08:44 PM »
Yes, that is just a temporary connection to allow ballast wagons onto the new line, prior to the actual slew.

Speaking of which, I saw an up ballast train pass through Oxley this morning about 5.35 am, probably for this work.

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Re: Darra to Wacol - Mainline
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2008, 04:17:31 AM »
Updates from Darra.  Ballasting under way.



















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Re: Darra to Wacol - Mainline
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2008, 08:42:27 AM »
Some more updates, 8 August 2008.

















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Re: Darra to Wacol - Mainline
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2008, 01:35:39 PM »
Flexi track QR style, hope to be able to get some shots when they do the actual slew and connection to the existing main line





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Re: Darra to Wacol - Mainline
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2008, 12:31:04 PM »
Couple more photographs from the footbridge at Darra, quiet Sunday ...









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Re: Darra to Wacol - Mainline
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2008, 07:33:03 PM »
Ballasting proceeding.





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Re: Darra to Wacol - Mainline
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2008, 07:07:18 PM »
Almost ready for the slew to the new mainline next weekend.

Looking west from Darra.




Looking east from near the Highway.



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Re: Darra to Wacol - Mainline
« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2008, 11:43:58 AM »
New mainline is now connected. 

Early this morning.











Ballast train in position ready to go.









BBL Bus doing the substitution



Track machine in platform 4 road



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Re: Darra to Wacol - Mainline
« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2008, 11:52:36 AM »
Ballasting under way!

















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Re: Darra to Wacol - Mainline
« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2008, 12:05:00 PM »
At the other end of the new section of mainline near the highway.

Connected, old track now isolated.  Will be removed in time.

















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Re: Darra to Wacol - Mainline
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2008, 06:49:10 PM »
Some photographs from mufreight at Darra











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Re: Darra to Wacol - Mainline
« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2008, 04:58:50 AM »
Second ballast run new main down at Darra end













Darra west, the other end of the slew to the new mainline







Old main now isolated



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Re: Darra to Wacol - Mainline
« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2008, 08:19:27 AM »
New mainline now almost ready for traffic.  It is believed that coal trains will commence later this evening (24th).

Some photographs from the footbridge looking west at Darra early this morning, 24th August.  I am sure the train crew will appreciate the new alignment.

Speed boards in place!













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Re: Darra to Wacol - Mainline
« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2008, 07:37:29 AM »
I caught the 6.12am down from Oxley.  Trains seem to running normally on the new section from Darra West to Darra.

Congratulations on  successful commissioning of a what is a significant project.

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Re: Darra to Wacol - Mainline
« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2008, 07:36:43 PM »
Few more photographs by mufreight late Sunday 24th August

At Darra








Down near Centenary Highway at Darra West.


New road bridge structure.





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Re: Darra to Wacol - Mainline
« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2008, 08:15:55 PM »
Photograph from train today on the new mainline looking across to the old section just up from Darra.  Electric overhead removed.



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Re: Darra to Wacol - Mainline
« Reply #27 on: August 11, 2016, 09:54:17 AM »
Bumping this up for a look back at a bit of history.

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