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Mike the Choochoo Nix

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #720 on: September 20, 2018, 07:35:49 PM »
Nice job everyone, whose dog? Every railroad needs a dog!
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #721 on: September 20, 2018, 10:15:31 PM »
You guys did all that today???!!  Wow.  Of course it was Elsie that made sure it happened!

Are the ties secured to the stringers?

This work will allow equipment to traverse the bridge to work on the south end abutment and approach stringers...

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #722 on: September 20, 2018, 10:34:51 PM »
Take away the construction machinery (don't you just love Photo Shop!) and we get a preview of just how photogenic this location will be!

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #723 on: September 21, 2018, 12:35:14 AM »
Triple Outstanding!!
Almost done!
Will rails solely hold ties in place?
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #724 on: September 21, 2018, 12:43:40 AM »
Superb pic series!
Thanks.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #725 on: September 21, 2018, 09:27:27 AM »
I second Paul.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #726 on: September 21, 2018, 11:39:56 AM »
Ties are secured to the bridge timbers, then the rails are spiked down to the ties, and then bridge decking will be fastened. Without the ties being secured to the bridge timbers the ties would be free to move length wise on the bridge which would not be good.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #727 on: September 21, 2018, 05:40:29 PM »
Thanks, Joe. Makes sense.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #728 on: September 21, 2018, 07:46:15 PM »
Joe, out of trivial curiosity, how are the ties secured to the bridge timbers and abutment stringers?  Probably not prototypically in 1935...

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #729 on: September 21, 2018, 08:33:42 PM »
Spiking ties to the north approach span.







Excavator across the bridge to retrieve constuction leftovers from the south side.



Filling the bucket up with pile cutoffs and dunnage from the bridge move.





Heading back across the bridge to get some more cribbing out.



Retrieving one of the moving dollies.





Heading back to the bridge to get the other moving dolly and move the dolly further north up the right of way.






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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #730 on: September 21, 2018, 09:45:00 PM »
Thanks Brendan for your work and the photos you've posted.  Looks like a lot got done today with a smaller Friday crew.
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #731 on: September 21, 2018, 10:19:06 PM »
Was that Jason allowing Linc to drill holes for spikes with an electric drill? The Jason I used to know would never stand for that!
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #732 on: September 21, 2018, 10:40:42 PM »
Fantastic work folks!  Really appreciate the pictorial progress to be able to follow from afar. 

Thanks from Barb and Gary

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #733 on: September 22, 2018, 09:12:41 AM »
The first vehicle to cross over the brook in how many years?
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #734 on: September 22, 2018, 08:33:03 PM »
Nobody helped Jason drive spikes??? :o

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