March 2006 - Contact cable installed.

The first Saturday attempt was cancelled due to the weather a very cold southerly and lots of rain as picture below shows.

The following Thursday with help from some of the Thursday crew the contact cable was put in place.

The Thursday helpers where the Roger, Callan and Ray Shearman.

The cable had to be joined but this was no problem to the experts Bert and Roger.

Bert was overseeing all the problems.

The cable was placed in the temporary droppers and tensioned up to 2000lb and now we have to place the permanent droppers and untwist the cable.

Picture shows spare cable being removed from cable wagon.

This shows the cable up at the crossing.

A very big thanks to all concerned as this has been a very big project.

Photographs & Article by Pete S.

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