Shane Murray, of the Ocean Beach Railway, works on
re-laying track; Jack Scurr (back left) and Shaun Beckett
assist. Photo by Peter McIntosh.
Major upgrade work for the Ocean Beach Railway is on
Railway lines and sleepers have been removed from the
750m-long track and a new loop is going in to allow two
trains to run on the line at the same time.
Ocean Beach Railway general manager Shane Murray said a
digger, supported by a team of volunteers, had removed most
of the track and sleepers at the weekend.
''It was starting to show its age, so it was time to start
work on the upgrade.''
The new track would be laid in time for a charter trip
organised for Labour Weekend.
It was one of the biggest projects in the history of Ocean
Beach Railway, which has more than 85 members, and carried
its first passengers in 1963.