Expanding Tracks and Turntable maintenance

Already having rail in stock, and having acquired a large collection of reclaimed ties, we have begun trackwork in the yard beginning with the extension of siding A alongside the building. A section of that track was removed previously to excavate and replace clogged drain tiles that have been a problem for years. That section was re-installed earlier this year and now we are working to extend the track north to our yard limit.

Work began on the turntable a few years ago when of a large section rotted ring ties were replaced by concrete. The remaining ring ties were replaced last year with concrete followed by removal of the rotted ring rail ties in the turntable pit and replacing them with a continuous concrete pad.

Additional work to the turntable includes maintenance to the roller assemblies at each end of the bridge along with lifting the bridge to perform a comprehensive inspection followed by any needed repairs including deck replacement and painting.

Live Project Updates

The wooden ring ties were replaced with a concrete ring at the top surface of the pit wall and the ring rail support ties were replaced with a concrete pad in 2021. Maintenance and repairs are planned for the bridge structure and components.

July 25, 2022 - 5:00 pm

Work progresses on Track A alongside the building and additional work has begun to complete the missing trackage between stalls 9 and 10 of the roundhouse and the turntable. Concrete that was poured between the rails in stalls 8, 9 and 10 have begun to be sawed and chipped away. Once finished, those tracks in the roundhouse will again be usable.

August 7, 2022 - 3:04 pm
Ken Y

Concrete was chipped away alongside the existing rails in stalls 9 and 10 so new rails could be joined to them. Clearance was needed to allow for the bolts to be inserted through joiner bars.

August 21, 2022 - 5:00 pm
Ken Y

The first section of rail was added to existing track in stall 9 towards the turntable. The track was connected with joiner bars where the concrete was chipped away. Concrete alongside the rails in stall 8 was saw cut and chipped away which will allow usage of additional track in stall 8.

August 27, 2022 - 5:00 pm
Ken Y