Welded Rail and Infrastructure Multi-Year Upgrades

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Post by Luther Brefo » Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:40 pm

Welded rail installation has progessed to just south of downtown Avon.
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Post by alsorailfan » Sun Jul 29, 2007 7:11 am

A bit late here. Sorry about the video quality, not hard to guess whats next on my wish list but by then it'll be a moot point.

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Post by alsorailfan » Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:36 pm

Sorry for large number of pictures but it was hard culling out the thermite process. From Golah Rd., the clouds have shown up the bridges nicely. The black one is the farmer access bridge and the lighter one behind it is the Leigh Valley RR/Trail bridge. The dump truck on the tracks is not the same one at Lakeville facilities. Also look for 415 in one of the pictures.

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Post by alsorailfan » Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:10 am

It should be ONCT 418, not 415. Sorry for the typo!

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Post by Luther Brefo » Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:07 pm

Nice pictures, Chris. You've got a PM coming your way.
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Post by Luther Brefo » Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:18 pm

There is approximately three miles of railroad left to be converted from ordinary stick rail to CWR.
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Post by Otto Vondrak » Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:22 pm

Luther, where will they be working next? Above Avon?
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Post by Luther Brefo » Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:00 pm

Otto Vondrak wrote:Luther, where will they be working next? Above Avon?
North of 251 has the East Rail in place for as far as I can see without trespassing.

South of 251 has both rails installed as far as I can see without trespassing. South of Avon has been complete since last week if I recall correctly.
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Post by alsorailfan » Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:09 pm

As I was doing TC operation duty this past Sunday at the museum, had a friend with me (who acted as my radio man) and has not seen the lines, I showed him Golah Rd. There he was able to see the difference in the rail height which at that point of time the west rail has not yet been replaced. We had stopped at Lakeville which still had the dump truck and a growing 'field' of used spikes, tie plates, etc.. Papermill Rd. and in Avon still had the same piece of equipment sitting there as far as I could tell. Otherwise I did not see any of the equipments around. Know where they are stored for now???

When coming down to Industry, saw the Track Car for LAL (don't have his permission to use his name) making a southbound inspection and he spraying something on the west side of the rails. LAL MOW pickup was following him. Too busy manning the TC downhill to observe anything more than that.

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Post by Luther Brefo » Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:35 am

The East rail has been installed all the way to Brooks Road. A portion of the west rail has been place in the gauge awaiting installation.
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Post by Mike Walsh » Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:17 pm

Where is Brooks Road? I would imagine you meant Brooks Ave, but that's not LAL property so I cannot think of where that is.

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Post by conrail6479 » Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:11 pm

UMM.... R&S did have welded rail at paul road but now it is gone.

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Post by clearblock » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:06 am

Mike Walsh wrote:Where is Brooks Road? I would imagine you meant Brooks Ave, but that's not LAL property so I cannot think of where that is.

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Brooks Rd is the crossing between Erie Station Road and Lehigh Station Road. It is the first road north of the Thruway.

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Post by Otto Vondrak » Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:30 am

Hey Walsh- Brooks Road.

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Post by Luther Brefo » Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:40 am

Both rails have been installed up to the Route 251 crossing adjacent to Industry Depot. The west rail north of the depot is still by the wayside as per observation last evening when I was at the museum. I imagine this rail will be moved into gauge sometime today and the work will be complete sometime next week.
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