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Track-laying machines on the Caulfield to Dandenong project

02 Nov 2017



Track laying machines on the Caulfield to Dandenong project

[Vision: Plinth carrier in operation - James operating carrier]

James - Site Engineer

So the plinth carrier has been custom built by this project.

[Vision: Plinth carrier]

This is the first time it’s been used in Australia.

[Vision: Close up of remote control]

It works via remote control and is controlled by one of the operators at a distance away from it.

[Vision: James operating plinth carrier - time lapse of track building]

A traditional track uses sleepers which go perpendicular to the rail.

[Vision: Plinth carrier - rails being lifted into position by crane]

A plinth is placed longitudinally and then the rail on top. It’s a lot safer and it’s more efficient during construction.

Yasin - Graduate Engineer

[Vision: Plinth carrier in operation]

Well as a graduate, being able to work on such a large scale and unique project like this one, I’ve got a great opportunity to develop some experience and get some really good learning, particularly on a unique method of construction that we are applying.

[Vision: Close up of plinth carrier in operation]

Plinth carrier is actually quite unique on how it works, particularly with the independent steering with the front and the rear.

[Vision: Time lapse of plinth carrier

It allows us to manoeuvre around on the viaduct more efficiently.

[Vision: Plinth carrier in operation - Yasin speaking]

This test rack allows us to perfect our construction methodology and when we go on the viaduct it allows us to hit the ground running.


[Speaker: Authorised by Victorian Government, 1 Treasury Place, Melbourne]

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