• Who has the poorest condition track?

  • A general discussion about shortlines, industrials, and military railroads
A general discussion about shortlines, industrials, and military railroads

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  by iceman977th
CSXT West Huntington West 15th Street Belt Line. Y201 runs at least a couple times a week to switch out ADMX hoppers at the Heiners factory. Six-axle power is permanently banned from using the line, while slug sets do most of the work. I have video somewhere I have to pull up, but until then, pic attached from US 60 East looking up towards the main.
  by Kabs
Columbus and Greenville was notorious back in the day for having horrible track. In fact, well into the 1980's they were still running 60 pound rail. In fact, the railroad had two SD28's that were special built with smaller fuel tanks, and racks underneath the locomotive. Inside the racks were jacks, spare rail, and everything that would be needed to rerail the locomotives. At the time, the average speed over the whole line was barely 10 to 15 mph.
  by lcrprez
hillsboro branch, pam-am (formaly guilford) nashua nh has a pretty crappy row... check these out, this branch is still in operation.http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?20080 ... oro+branch [urlhttp://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?2009092400170621664.jpg:bysearch:nashua:SEARCHTYPE=SIMPLE&PAGE=9&BOOL=ALL&SEARCHSTRING=nashua][/url
this is one of the makeshift crossings along the way]http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?20061 ... ING=nashuahttp://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?20061 ... ING=nashua another crappy rail line in my area is watertown branch, this line now sits abandoned for about 3-4 years, for good reason locos always having problems travaling the line, youll see why.you would not think a train could negotiate this linehttp://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?20071 ... own+branchlook at the cars in the rear of the frieght, they look like they could topple....this was a familiar seen engines being stuck..http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?20070 ... own+branchhttp://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?20060 ... own+branchhttp://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?20041 ... own+branchhttp://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?20041 ... own+branchhttp://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?20041 ... own+branchhttp://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?20041 ... own+branch[urlhttp://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?2004121917372212025.jpg:bysearch:watertown+branch:SEARCHTYPE=SIMPLE&PAGE=23&BOOL=ALL&SEARCHSTRING=watertown+branch][/url]read the caption on this one...http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?20030 ... own+branchhttp://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?20020 ... own+branchhopefully those could help
  by scharnhorst
Very Bad Track on The Minnesota Valley Railroad here's a railroad that scares the hell out of me as far as an accident waiting to happen.
  by kevin.brackney
That depends whether your talking about mainline or industrial trackage; I've run on industrial tracks where the plow would scrape the dirt/asphalt making a noise that I liken to nails on a chalkboard. I've had rail break underneath my locomotive that was so light that I could pick up the broken chunk with one hand and throw it the length of a boxcar. But you expect that, on a shortline that had recently took over property that had been on deferred maintenance for quite some time.