Who's laying new ribbon rail out west

inch53 Mar 11, 2008

  1. inch53

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    Seen a westbound loaded ribbon rail train go thru today on the Indy - St Louis CSX tracks out back. Any body got an idea of who’s laying new rail to my west ?
    I’m thinking maybe KCS, I heard they were rebuilding a line some place.
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  2. BoxcabE50

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  3. inch53

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    Thanks boxcab, I couldn’t remember where I read or heard about their project
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  4. Mr. SP

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    Ribbin Rail in Rainier

    In preparation for the unit grain trains to the ethanol distillery in Clatskanie the Portland and Western is relaying ribbon rail on the former SP&S/BN "A" line.
    The rail was 80 pound jointed rail and it is being replaced with 130 pound ribbon rail. The steel gang is about to Columbia City from Clatskanie a distance of about 30 miles. A tie gang is now working east and seven centrebeam cars of ties went through yesterday going west. The tie train came back with only four cars of ties and three empties.
     

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  5. MRL

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    Cool pics, Mr. SP!

    I saw a ribbon rail train headed west a few days ago up the valley.
     
  6. BoxcabE50

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    Just curious- Is this an in-house crew? Or an outside contractor?

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  7. YoHo

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    Could this be 141? lb rail headed for Cajon?
    I was up there last weekend, It's like they're building the pyramids in egypt the number of people they have on it.
     
  8. Mr. SP

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    The rail relay is being done by "Railworks" a contractor.
     

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