Stunning PrototypeTrackwork

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by train1, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. train1

    train1 Member

    About a week ago, the crews were working after dark every night laying new track on the double main at the end of my backyard.
    This is a relatively high(er) speed mainline on the CN Toronto to Windsor Corridor.
    They redid both the North and South track and I thought I'd post a fine example of their work.
    Perhaps they should work during the day instead.

    Does anyone have other examples to share ?

    (Note to self) Do not invite this crew to help lay track on next layout !
  2. CRed

    CRed Member

    Wow,you'd think they'd replace some of those ties,eh?
  3. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    what ties? sign1

    Looks to me like they will be out there again soon with that kind of job
  4. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

    Funny - that's how ties and spikes look when they have been prepared for replacement work, rather than after it is completed.

    Are you sure this is completed and inspected work?
  5. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    I have to agree with Mtn Man - that does not look like completed work to me...! That top photo looks like the tie cutter may have made a pass, but then again, those spikes and the rail itself looks relatively new... :confused:

    And if they have replaced the rail. but not the ties, it reminds me of the "not my job" photo from a few years back: my job&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&um=1&sa=N&tab=wi

    However if it is new, note to self: do not to ride VIA in the corridor! And do not have these guys over for a layout work session! :eek:

  6. Torpedo

    Torpedo Member

    That looks like temporary work to me.

    The ties are in rotten shape, and the tie plates probably aren't gauging the track properly, or there is a danger that they couldn't maintain gauge in the event of unusual forces occuring. As a temporary measure, new spikes have been driven proud in order to maintain gauge directly, instead of acting through the tie plates.

    Hopefully, the track gang will reappear soon to replace all the bad track components.
  7. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains


    If not.... Yikes! :eek:

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