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Annual Fishplate Oiling August 2011

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292 rail lengths, 584 joints, 1168 fishplates and 2336 nuts and bolts and 6 ½ tins of K15.

We started work at milepost 2 and finished at the change of rail section just short of 3 ¾.

Oiling the fishplates helps maintain the rail alignment during fast changing temperature conditions.

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