Below is an article from KiwiRail about their new loco wash for Middleton. Due to the earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, staff from the locomotive maintenance depot at Linwood have been working from temporary facilities at Middleton.

We’d like to congratulate our Senior Project Manager and Christchurch Manager, Fraser Robson for doing a fantastic job on this project, which is nearing completion. The photo of ‘The new wash under construction’ was taken before the roof and wall cladding was installed in May. Much has been completed in a short time frame.

“The new facility will be an enclosed space, protected from the elements. They’ll have a really generous elevated work platform to carry out their wash activities, and it incorporates a high pressure reticulated system for getting high pressure water to facilitate the cleaning of the loco,” says Fraser.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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