NEW TRACKS - A smooth ride coming
Construction work on replacing the worn out rails on the south end of the track commenced last week, and will hopefully be completed by the end of the month. Funding for the project has come from the City of Ballarat, and from the Victorian Government's Pick My Project.
Fulton Hogan began tearing up the old tracks last week. Very few of the wooden sleepers were intact, and the rails were badly pitted and corroded. Anyone who rode this section of track over the last few years will know what a bone shaking experience it was. Apart from causing damage to the heritage trams, it has also taken a lot of effort and manpower to keep maintain the track in a safe working condition.