Re: Trackwork Southbank Depot
  Mal Rowe

On 11/08/2017 1:14 PM, Richard Youltressteleg@... [TramsDownUnder] wrote:
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> These photos were sent to me by an employee and were taken yesterday.

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> It seems that after about 20 years the curves and pointwork have worn out.

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Thanks Richard (and friend),

The site is completely sealed off and the closest I could get was a shot across Normanby Rd showing a pile of rail and points waiting to go for scrap;
http://tdu.to/Scrap-rail_Southbank_11Aug2017.JPG

The points at both ends of the depot are being replaced as far as I can see, and there is also an upgrade to a platfom stop between the depot and the junction.

With the depot isolated, trams are being stored on the light rail track just south of Middle Park - where there is a crossover.
http://tdu.to/240-6034_MiddlePark_11Aug2017.JPG
It looks like they are storing As on the inbound track and Es on the outbound track.

Another view shows the parked trams and tower lights for night time security from the Albert Park side.
http://tdu.to/Temporary-depot_MiddlePark_11Aug2017.JPG

Mal Rowe - who walked a long way to get the last two pix

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