il high speed rail

wingnut1974 Jul 10, 2011

  1. wingnut1974

    wingnut1974 TrainBoard Member

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    ucle pete laid new rail and concrete ties for high speed rail project this week in pontiac il. grade crossing and signal system upgraded as well . some of the track equipment looks hi tech. anybody else seen it?
     
  2. Traindork

    Traindork TrainBoard Member

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    Can you post pictures please? I'd love to see what it looks like!
     
  3. wingnut1974

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    camera broke so no pics up has a video on il high speed web site. speeds will be 110 next year near here teting under way now signal and grade crosing imp underway
     
  4. Ghengis Kong

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    Updates on this matter?
     
  5. wingnut1974

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    110 between pontiac and starts in june or july. second track laid north of there .il high speed rail has info as well
     
  6. wingnut1974

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    work still going on high speed rail grade crosings almost done beteen pontiac and diwight. siding taken out by odell might have new rail and concrete ties put in but doesnt look like it.signal work is progressing along with ptc.
     
  7. wingnut1974

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    bridge in potiac being replaced in one day tommorow one at cayuga being raised grade crossing and signal work still under way 110 this fall or late summer i am going bto watch bridge swap tommorow
     
  8. wingnut1974

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    bridge ,signal and grade crossing work underway bridge in pontiac will be swapped out in one day on sun july 1
     
  9. wingnut1974

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    bridge over vermilliopn complete but not painted yet work on north creek bridge on north side of pontiac being up graded now. brige near cayuga being raised . signal work still under way
     
  10. BoxcabE50

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    Got any pictures of this one day bridge change action?
     
  11. wingnut1974

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    north creek bridge done ptc being onstalled looks like 110 testing later this summer
     
  12. Doug A.

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    I've been watching a lot of this work go on (for the past year or so?) from the Amtrak Texas Eagle as we go through...unless we get re-routed which has occurred more and more often of late. Train after train of concrete ties and ballast all along the line. I haven't really documented things but it seems like they had done a lot on the southern part as we were heading out of St. Louis on an adjacent line last time.
     
  13. wingnut1974

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    still dont have a new camera a couple of fans are going to post on youtube soon look there for track laying video taken near tawonda
     
  14. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Am wanting to see any video of this work...
     
  15. wingnut1974

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    siding at odell redone cocrete ties new switches and rail numerous new culverts and small bridge replacement or up grades underway cable being layed for signal and ptc
     
  16. wingnut1974

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    you tube has video shot at several locations of trackwork look under il high speed rail
     
  17. wingnut1974

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    high speed testing starts soon between pontiac and diwight all sidings being redone . they are getting moved bover to improve clearances, also getting new con crete ties double tacking posible in near future. have seen some double stacks through herwe at night. some with dpus.
     
  18. wingnut1974

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    signal, ptc testing started this week speeds to be bumped up soon pending frav aproval
     
  19. wingnut1974

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    amtak passengers got a delay yesterday when apartment house across the street from depot caught fire two trains held untill fire put out 1 delayed 4 hours. building will get tore down might be site opf new depot in pontiac
     
  20. Jim Wiggin

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    There is a Hobby Shop, McLean Depot, that is near the high speed tracks. Sounds like an excuse to go next weekend and see how its going.
     

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