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Tie Gang Working - Keyser, WV - 08/31/2015
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YeOldeEnjine
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« Reply #20 on: Aug 31st, 2015, 11:35pm »
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Following right behind the Tie Inserters was a machine the swept the ballast off the new ties while a 2 man crew walked behind placing the tie plates on the new tie in preparation for their insertion under the rail - 31 August 2015

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YeOldeEnjine
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« Reply #21 on: Aug 31st, 2015, 11:36pm »
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Sweeping the Ballast off the ties and setting tie plates - 31 August 2015

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YeOldeEnjine
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« Reply #22 on: Aug 31st, 2015, 11:40pm »
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Every machine had a particular job, and these guys were no different. This machine would clamp onto the rail, lift it off the tie and push the tie plate into position - 31 August 2015

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« Reply #23 on: Aug 31st, 2015, 11:41pm »
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pushing the tie plate under the rail - 31 August 2015

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« Reply #24 on: Aug 31st, 2015, 11:42pm »
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placement of the tie plate - 31 August 2015

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« Reply #25 on: Aug 31st, 2015, 11:43pm »
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Lifting the rail and inserting the tie plate before spiking - 31 August 2015

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« Reply #26 on: Aug 31st, 2015, 11:46pm »
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Even with all the machinery, the Fine Tuning was left to a two man crew with sledge hammers... Ahead of the spikers, these men ensured the plates and ties were in their proper place before spiking - 31 August 2015

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« Reply #27 on: Aug 31st, 2015, 11:47pm »
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Spiking the new ties - 31 August 2015

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« Reply #28 on: Aug 31st, 2015, 11:48pm »
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Close-up of the spiking operation - 31 August 2015

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« Reply #29 on: Aug 31st, 2015, 11:49pm »
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Close-up of the spiking operation - 31 August 2015

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« Reply #30 on: Aug 31st, 2015, 11:51pm »
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As automated the machine is, the Spiking Machine still required the spikes to be loaded by hand... one at a time - 31 August 2015

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« Reply #31 on: Aug 31st, 2015, 11:55pm »
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Following behind the Spikers were the Tampers and a whole crew of tamping and surfacing machines. I wasn't able to get and photos of the Surfacing gang as they are still in an area not easily accessible - 31 August 2015

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« Reply #32 on: Aug 31st, 2015, 11:57pm »
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Last on of the series.....
 
Radio Call Sign - "First Tamper"  - 31 August 2015


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« Reply #33 on: Sep 5th, 2015, 11:15am »
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Very nice series of shots. Lots of action going on to keep the trains running.
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« Reply #34 on: Sep 5th, 2015, 9:26pm »
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on Sep 5th, 2015, 11:15am, CHESSIEMIKE wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Very nice series of shots. Lots of action going on to keep the trains running.
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