|Track Extension - Stage 3
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View of constructed 4 span steel truss bridge.
Photo taken 13/6/11
View from existing unloader looking East across
site of 4 span steel truss bridge (taken Jan 2007).
CLICK TO VIEW THE PLAN OF THE TRACK EXTENSION!
CLICK TO VIEW THE DRAWING OF THE 4 SPAN STEEL LATTICE TRUSS BRIDGE!
It is proposed to extend the main circuit by approximately 300metres. The new track will head in an easterly direction from the existing unloader and will then cross over a creek on a double track 4 span steel lattice truss bridge. After curving around and heading in a north easterly direction the track is then to cross another creek on a 2 span queen post truss timber bridge before looping around for over 225 degrees, crossing the creek again, this time on a 2 span timber trestle bridge and heading back in a westerly direction. It will then pass back over the 4 span steel lattice truss bridge before joining onto the existing siding just before the tunnel. A station with a passing loop, two carriage sidings & a spur line leading to an unloader will be constructed on the 225 degree loop. The new unloader will replace the existing unloader once Stage 3 is completed.