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Paul Uhland

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Re: New ramp track
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2019, 04:10:44 PM »
Elmer is the star of the transfer track gig, along with Ichabod. No more 15 guys moosing rail!
Love it!
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Re: New ramp track
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2019, 07:24:31 PM »
The rest of the rail was put down before lunch time today. The rail still needs to be spiked, lined, and ballasted.



































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Re: New ramp track
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2019, 08:46:19 AM »
Great photos, Brendan.

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Re: New ramp track
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2019, 10:03:07 AM »
Thanks for the pictures.  I know the AWAY crowd will luv them like I do.

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Re: New ramp track
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2019, 04:29:37 PM »
Fred loaded up two cars of ballast for the siding this morning.

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Re: New ramp track
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2019, 10:51:01 PM »
Really missed being there to help you guys this week.  Fantastic progress.

On the other hand, I just spent the day on the White Pass & Yukon.  Fair tradeoff, I guess

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Re: New ramp track
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2019, 12:13:46 AM »
Nice work.
But is there a reason not to cut the rail ends  even with the last tie to match the rails on an arriving trailer?
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Re: New ramp track
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2019, 08:54:15 AM »
The rails were left long to allow for some variation after lining it. Once the track is lined the rails will be cut to their final length.

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Re: New ramp track
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2019, 09:15:24 AM »
Did we use the leftover 33lb/yd rail or is that all gone now?
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Re: New ramp track
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2019, 09:49:54 AM »
I'm glad to see that Fred is back from his vacation.

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Re: New ramp track
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2019, 01:08:05 PM »
I wont say the size as it would be wrong, however this is the rail that was used for part of the north yard project, and appears to be the same size as the rail in our lower yard.

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Re: New ramp track
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2019, 05:33:06 PM »
Joe...youze guys think of everything, must've done this before   ;D
Congrats on more super rail work!
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Re: New ramp track
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2019, 05:52:54 PM »
Bob,

I took the train from Carcross back down to Skagway last weekend.

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Re: New ramp track
« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2019, 06:53:48 PM »
33# rail.  It’s great stuff- little wear, still very ductile.  I’m going to be sad when it’s gone.  All of our home made switch frogs and points are made with it.  We’ll retain some for replacement before it’s totally gone.  There’s some left in the pile at the top of Davis Grade.

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Re: New ramp track
« Reply #29 on: June 21, 2019, 07:02:54 PM »
Jason,  you can count on someone finding more somewhere.  It's just going to take more time and money.
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