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Mike the Choochoo Nix

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tie replacement
« on: September 11, 2018, 05:32:34 PM »
I ran across this video, I don't know if it was posted before. Maybe in a few years we'll have one.
https://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/train-tracks-how-to-replace-railway-ties-without-pulling-up-the-rails
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Re: tie replacement
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2018, 07:26:49 PM »
There is a much easier and faster method, which entails a tie inserter. After changing ties with a tie crane which is similar to this, tie inserter, a backhoe, and by hand, the fastest way is to use the inserter. However, the wrong operator and you can really hump or misalign the track. But with the correct operator, you can pull and insert a tie in about 40 seconds per tie.

None the less, any kind of track work is always interesting. Thank you for sharing.
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Re: tie replacement
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2018, 03:13:07 AM »
[quote author=Joe Fox
There is a much easier and faster method, which entails a tie inserter. After changing ties with a tie crane which is similar to this, tie inserter, a backhoe, and by hand, the fastest way is to use the inserter. However, the wrong operator and you can really hump or misalign the track. But with the correct operator, you can pull and insert a tie in about 40 seconds per tie.
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Agree, have watched Alaska Railroad episodes where they use a tie inserter to replace ties almost year round.