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Ripping up the tracks at rr crossing. Summer 2019. C&TSRR
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Sep 26, 2019 15:03:05   #
Jay Pat Loc: Round Rock, Texas, USA
 
This is at the railroad crossing on Hwy 17 just below Windy Point.

The problem is some of the counter weights on certain locomotives have been hitting the pavement (zoom in and look to the left of the rails about a foot and a half and you can see the marks on the pavement).

The solution is to raise the tracks up.

There are two crews here. The railroad track crew to work on the tracks and cross ties and the Colorado Highway Dept. to repave.

I did not hang around for the whole job.
Job was finished for the afternoon train to cross.
Pat


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Sep 26, 2019 15:46:02   #
Rich1939 Loc: Pike County Penna.
 
That is very interesting! One of those things you'd never be aware of without seeing pictures like this.

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Sep 26, 2019 15:58:37   #
Jay Pat Loc: Round Rock, Texas, USA
 
Rich1939 wrote:
That is very interesting! One of those things you'd never be aware of without seeing pictures like this.


I just happened to hear about this a couple of days earlier.

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Sep 26, 2019 16:14:13   #
Rich1939 Loc: Pike County Penna.
 
Jay Pat wrote:
I just happened to hear about this a couple of days earlier.


Pat it is a good thing for fans like me that you were out there seeing and recording. It helps keep us involved.
Thank you so much

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Sep 27, 2019 05:40:12   #
J-SPEIGHT Loc: Akron, Ohio
 
Jay Pat wrote:
This is at the railroad crossing on Hwy 17 just below Windy Point.

The problem is some of the counter weights on certain locomotives have been hitting the pavement (zoom in and look to the left of the rails about a foot and a half and you can see the marks on the pavement).

The solution is to raise the tracks up.

There are two crews here. The railroad track crew to work on the tracks and cross ties and the Colorado Highway Dept. to repave.

I did not hang around for the whole job.
Job was finished for the afternoon train to cross.
Pat
This is at the railroad crossing on Hwy 17 just be... (show quote)



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Sep 27, 2019 07:00:47   #
Stephan G
 
Jay Pat wrote:
This is at the railroad crossing on Hwy 17 just below Windy Point.

The problem is some of the counter weights on certain locomotives have been hitting the pavement (zoom in and look to the left of the rails about a foot and a half and you can see the marks on the pavement).

The solution is to raise the tracks up.

There are two crews here. The railroad track crew to work on the tracks and cross ties and the Colorado Highway Dept. to repave.

I did not hang around for the whole job.
Job was finished for the afternoon train to cross.
Pat
This is at the railroad crossing on Hwy 17 just be... (show quote)


Wouldn't it have been easier to lower the street?



[Running in zig zag pattern while holding onto hardhat on head! ]

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Sep 27, 2019 10:33:15   #
bpulv Loc: Buena Park, CA
 
Jay Pat wrote:
This is at the railroad crossing on Hwy 17 just below Windy Point.

The problem is some of the counter weights on certain locomotives have been hitting the pavement (zoom in and look to the left of the rails about a foot and a half and you can see the marks on the pavement).

The solution is to raise the tracks up.

There are two crews here. The railroad track crew to work on the tracks and cross ties and the Colorado Highway Dept. to repave.

I did not hang around for the whole job.
Job was finished for the afternoon train to cross.
Pat
This is at the railroad crossing on Hwy 17 just be... (show quote)


Very interesting Pat. I knew that the pounding of the counterweights from a steam engine could damage tracks, but I have never actually seen pictures of the damage before.

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Sep 27, 2019 17:28:00   #
mitxpic
 
And typical road crew? 1 guy working and 9 guys watching. Enjoyed it, and the pics of the C&T engines.Thanks for posting them>

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Sep 28, 2019 12:29:10   #
hiker60 Loc: Northern Idaho
 
Wonder why road grade wasn't just lowered. Seems easier.

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Sep 28, 2019 12:39:55   #
Rich1939 Loc: Pike County Penna.
 
hiker60 wrote:
Wonder why road grade wasn't just lowered. Seems easier.


That might have been easier but, I guess since the problem was the railroad's, the railroad had to make changes to the track.

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Sep 28, 2019 12:45:02   #
Jay Pat Loc: Round Rock, Texas, USA
 
I agree, railroad's problem.
The cross ties may have deteriorated due to poor drainage under the pavement (my best guess).
Pat

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