czbbflier From Canada, joined Jul 2006, 1032 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted
Mon May 9 2011 05:48:04 UTC (5 years 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2263 times:
That is very cool. Thanks for posting!
I wonder how fast it takes to do the whole process... there seems to be quite a few passes at the section- how do they get one train out of the way so the next can do its job?
flanker From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1767 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted
Mon May 9 2011 12:16:24 UTC (5 years 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2175 times:
Yeah I wonder too. Maybe some of the train gurus on this site can explain how the process works.
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elmothehobo From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1565 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted
Mon May 9 2011 18:36:48 UTC (5 years 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2107 times:
There is another similar machine that does the complete opposite, it goes along and pulls up the rails and ties and leaves just a bare roadbed.
cpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 5057 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted
Mon May 9 2011 19:21:51 UTC (5 years 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2085 times:
I've seen them here as well - but didn't see actually what they did before.
Northwest727 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted
Fri May 13 2011 12:00:15 UTC (5 years 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1914 times:
Quoting elmothehobo ( Reply 3): There is another similar machine that does the complete opposite, it goes along and pulls up the rails and ties and leaves just a bare roadbed.
Sucks seeing rail lines being ripped out. This sounds rather classy; a rail line that ran past where I used to live was ripped out using your everyday excavators.
MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14968 posts, RR: 61
Reply 6, posted
Fri May 13 2011 12:37:20 UTC (5 years 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1903 times:
Usually these machines work in tandem. From time to time the ballast bed under the tracks has to be renewed. Also wooden sleepers tend to rott after a few decades, so they´ll have to be replaced. So you´ll have one machine lifting the old tack and removing it, then a bunch of excavators removing and rebuilding the ballast bed and finally a machine which lays new track sections, welds them together and stuffs the ballast between the sleepers.
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PROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted
Fri May 13 2011 16:23:33 UTC (5 years 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1867 times:
Notice that the ties (sleepers) in the video clip are concrete. Traditional wooden ties, while not quite obsolete, are nonetheless often being replaced by concrete or composite ties.
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