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Another Load of Crossties - CSX Mountain Sub.
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YeOldeEnjine
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« on: Aug 4th, 2015, 3:37am »
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D064-03 was called Monday, August 3rd. to drop another load of crossties on the Mounatin Sub-division, this time along track #2 - 3 August 2015

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« Reply #1 on: Aug 4th, 2015, 3:44am »
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We catch up with the crew outside of Cumberland, MD in the Potomac Park area along Rt. 220 as they work their way west.
 
Here, the operator pulls up the "Gate" at the end of a car to lower in out of his way allowing him to cross onto the next car - 3 August 2015


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« Reply #2 on: Aug 4th, 2015, 3:45am »
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Grapple load of ties - 3 August 2015

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« Reply #3 on: Aug 4th, 2015, 3:47am »
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Blade up, traveling between cars - 3 August 2015

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« Reply #4 on: Aug 4th, 2015, 3:50am »
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The operator removed the top couple layers of ties to create a level "road" for his machine to transverse along the cars. The train crawls west while the operator works towards the east - 3 August 2015

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« Reply #5 on: Aug 4th, 2015, 3:53am »
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Looking west, gives a good view of the "road" the operator has created. The operator will create this "road" to the end of the train before he will unload the last car in it's entirety - 3 August 2015

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« Reply #6 on: Aug 4th, 2015, 3:56am »
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An earlier work train dropped ties along track #1 as seen on the ground to the right of the train. A track crew watches from the bridge at the entrance to the Potomac Industrial Park - 3 August 2015

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« Reply #7 on: Aug 4th, 2015, 3:58am »
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The D064-03 is on track #1 requiring the operator to reach over track #2 to dump the new ties - 3 August 2015

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Long Reach - 3 August 2015

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« Reply #9 on: Aug 4th, 2015, 8:24am »
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Every so often the operator would get a "raft" of ties in the grapple. Also shown is the gates at each end of the cars in their raised position - 3 August 2015

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« Reply #10 on: Aug 4th, 2015, 8:26am »
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Traveling between cars. At this point the train has stopped for lunch and the operator was "fine tuning" his "road" - 3 August 2015

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« Reply #11 on: Aug 4th, 2015, 8:33am »
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D064-03 stopped on track #1 at the Potomac Industrial Park for Lunch Break. The Trainmaster has brought lunch out to the road crew and the MofW guys headed for the Fast Food joints.... New Ballast and new Crosstires await the arrival of the Machinery Crews in the near future - 3 August 2015

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