Replacement of the railway boundary fence

Over about two weeks during June 2015, contractors working for Sydney Trains replaced the wire-mesh fence that separates the museum from the railway with a steel palisade style fence.

This style of fence is much stronger and harder to climb than the wire mesh type.

Matthew Geier

One feature of note is the ‘insulation panel’ half way along the fence. Current practice when putting steel fencing along an electrified rail corridor is to regularly have a pair of wooden fence posts to act as ‘section insulators’ in the path, so if there is a ‘stay current’ fault with the railway, the fence doesn’t conduct said stray currents very far.

Another interesting feature of the worksite was the temporary construction fence to keep the fence contractors separated from the operational rail corridor.