Recently, the RMS took retired DMR staff for a tour of the new dual Pacific Highway ‘Dirty Creek Range’ section. There was much discussion on the changes in machinery and methods over the years. Dan Boyle (retired foreman), supervised the maintenance and construction of the old Pacific Highway from Valla to Mororo, out of the South Grafton works office in the 1970-80’s. Pictured is Dan Boyle and Geoff Howard at the top of the old Taylors Pit quarry with the new dual highway across Blackadder floodway in the background. Image: Contributed.