Vienna Tram 49 Reconstruction – Overhead Photos

Vienna Tram 49 Reconstruction – Overhead Photos

I wasn’t the only one fascinated with the process of rebuilding the tram tracks on Westbahnstrasse. A neighbour snapped a shot of me taking photos (above) and told me she had a lot of photos too. Really cool is that she had access to a roof on Westbahnstrasse and had photos from above. She sent me her photos and here are a few.

All the photos she sent me are available on my flickr set Westbahnstr Tram Track Renewal (there is a small “r” in the title of the ones she took and a credit in the description).

Concrete Striping Machine

I can still hear and smell this huge machine. They did this work on a very hot Saturday afternoon.

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Westbahnstrasse – Looking West

The old street and tracks have been removed and they are getting ready to start placing the rail and rebuilding the street.

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Night welding.

Here they are welding the track together. More welding at Westbahnstrasse Track Welding Photos

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Evening Construction

One set of rails has been put in place. Now the carpenters are building forms underneath the tracks. Concrete will be poured into the forms later in the process. More photos of track work on Westbahnstrasse.

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Pouring concrete.

The concrete is pumped through the hose to where it’s needed. My YouTube video of the concrete pumping process.

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Track Support Forms

They will pour concrete around the forms later to fill the entire street.

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Street shot

There’s a lot going on in a very small area.

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Vienna Line 49 Track Rehabilitation

Photo Documentation of Westbahnstrasse Tram Track Rehabilitation (2009)

Vienna Tram 49 Reconstruction – Artistic Photos

Vienna Tram 49 Reconstruction – Artistic Photos

A few artistic photos from my documentation of the Westbahnstrasse tram track rehabilitation project.

All photos are available on my flickr set Westbahnstr Tram Track Renewal

Tram rail – note the curvature!

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Reinforcing steel.

They used lots of it on the project. They prefabricated it on the site and stacked it up to be ready for the concrete pouring days.

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A delicate balancing act

The project involved lots of performance art. This was on the corner of Westbahnstrasse and Kaiserstrasse where trams operate on both streets so it’s a complicated piece of track work.

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Cleaning up at the end of the day

From my neighbour who had access to the roof.

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Vienna Line 49 Track Rehabilitation

Photo Documentation of Westbahnstrasse Tram Track Rehabilitation (2009)

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