Monday, September 28, 2009

Construction Update #57

Work on the track commenced as planned. Our four man professional crew was split up for the first half of the day. Half of the crew worked on the mainline with the hired backhoe, and they changed 57 ties in 4 hours. Impressive considering our previous record was 24 ties in an entire day with a considerably larger crew.

The other half of the crew worked to lay out the ties and rail for Track 41 and track 46. By the end of the day, Track 41 was complete, and the ties, plates and line rail were laid out for track 42. Concurrently, the hired backhoe "Cribbed" all the surplus ballast off the swicthes leading into the yard to enable them to be lifted and lined. All in all it was a great day, and we are on target to complete the planned work with time to spare on Sunday.

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