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John Kokas

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Re: Relocating update to Gray?
« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2015, 02:26:53 AM »
Having done track repair contracts myself, Wayne's numbers are quite realistic; probably tie replacement, ballast, line / level / tamp, bolts and tightening, and brooming/dressing.  All I can assume is that they are getting free rail, ties, jewelry, and associated shipping costs.

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Re: Relocating update to Gray?
« Reply #31 on: January 15, 2015, 03:57:49 AM »
Could not MNG lift track panels from Portland and drop them in Grays?
Or is everything going to be operational before the move? Or a combination thereof.

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Re: Relocating update to Gray?
« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2015, 04:52:17 AM »
A lot of MNG track is re-purposed standard gauge track with one rail moved in. At least in the early days, the city had a desire that the track be convertible back to standard gauge. With standard length ties and 85 lb/yd rail, picking it up would be a challenge. I don't remember if the joints are staggered, but if they are, that would make it even more fun.

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Re: Relocating update to Gray?
« Reply #33 on: January 15, 2015, 12:11:10 PM »
At one point word was that MNG still wants a presence in Portland to run a train back and forth.  Whether this is still in the cards or not I don't know.

Vincent "Lightning" LeRow

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Re: Relocating update to Gray?
« Reply #34 on: January 15, 2015, 04:03:08 PM »
MNGs current rail was pulled up from yard trackage and re-laid in it's current position.  The contract stated that we use standard gauge ties with one rail spiked in the running position for std. gauge track. (this directly led to the surfacing issues that MNG is dealing with now) The rail was worn when MNG acquired it and is even more so now.  To re-lay the 85 lb would be foolish, as it only has a few years of usable life left in it.
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Re: Relocating update to Gray?
« Reply #35 on: February 02, 2015, 01:33:19 PM »
What do they plan to use for rail?

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Re: Relocating update to Gray?
« Reply #36 on: February 02, 2015, 01:38:25 PM »
Also read the online fund raiser you guys were doing only raised 1,265 of a desired 20,000. Any plan or fundraising ideas to try to get the rest of the money or additional money to help with the multi million dollar move?

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Re: Relocating update to Gray?
« Reply #37 on: February 05, 2015, 09:24:50 AM »
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