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Roger Cole

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #810 on: September 16, 2018, 02:59:19 PM »
Was the original roadbed ballasted or were the ties set on the ground like a lot of logging railroads did?

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« Reply #811 on: September 16, 2018, 03:16:17 PM »
I've seen no signs of ballast in the areas I've been to. The ties had to have been laid on the ground. Track must have been very unstable.

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #812 on: September 16, 2018, 05:00:11 PM »
The lack of stone ballast is the reason there are so many historic photos of WW&F locomotives rolled over, particular during the spring mud season.
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« Reply #813 on: September 16, 2018, 08:27:29 PM »
They used gravel ballast. I have been finding the top 6 inches to a foot is usually gravel, almost every time I dig. Some places are more gravel, like it was built low and raised with good gravel after.
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« Reply #814 on: September 16, 2018, 10:24:13 PM »
No day of rest for me. Digging before 8.. Thos is just south of the former slide (which I am standing on in the last pic)




Found something..




Looking North


That should be deep enough


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