Re: Essendon depot to be isolated for two weeks

Hey Guys,

Mal are there any trams left behind in the depot or did
they all get moved out? Was the fan for roads 1-6 really in that bad a
shape as i thought that it had been relaid along with the fans for the
other shed roads as well in mass concrete within the last 10-12
years,either when they rebuilt the "paddock" rds or the last relay in Mt
Alexander Rd? i did hear that the work was needed,not because the track was
in poor condition necessarily but it was to widen the track centres to be
able to fit bigger trams in.

On Thursday, 6 January 2022 at 12:05:49 UTC+11 Mal Rowe wrote:

> Work is progressing well on the Mt Alexander Rd tramway renewal.


> The section of track between Moonee Ponds Junction and Sydney St has

> rail in place - pic attached. This involves renewal of about 750m of

> track.


> The view looks north to Moonee Ponds Junction. The pile of fill marks

> where the last track renewal ended.


> The intersection of Mt Alexander Rd with Ormond Rd / Maribyrnong Rd is

> due to reopen at 5am on Saturday.


> At the depot the new fan for roads 1 to 3 is in, as is the main track

> feeding the fan. Another pic attached.


> The third pic looks south from a few 10s of metres south of the depot

> and towards Mooltan St. That part of the work involves about 700m and

> is just beginning.


> Mal Rowe - watching Fulton Hogan have a smashing time.