Those of you that have messaged me your emails, I have emailed you some more of the photos.
There is one specific photo that very clearly shows the mats leading towards the rail line, with some prep work done on the hill and the trees only removed along a specific section. There’s an orange fence blocking what I’m assuming is some sort of environmental concern. Is the rail line where the mats are leading to the same rail line where the bridge collapsed? I’m wondering why the mats lead to those rails, the fence is intact in front of them so the tree removal equipment didn’t come in that way, and if that line is the one with the washed out bridge, they didn’t come in that way either.
In a second photo, you can see how far that gravel access road goes along the water, so I’m not really sure what the thought process is. As a tractor trailer driver myself, that turn around in front of the locomotives is awful convenient looking, but without much for scale it looks kind of tight to be spinning any low boy large enough to haul out a locomotive on.
I live a few hours north and will not be able to return for a long while, so unfortunately I cannot continue to update with photos.