Railfan.net Home Railfan Photos ABPR Archives Staff Safari Photos Railfan Links

Railfan.net Forums Railfan.net Forums Railfan.net Forums
Welcome, Guest. Please Sign In or Register. Nov 25th, 2017, 12:35am
Categories •  FastIndex •  LongIndex •  Help •  Search •  Members  •  Sign In •  Register


Eastern Division Tie Gang
   Railfan.net Web Forums
   North American Railroads
   UP Discussion
(Moderators: zwsplac, Mark_Foster)
   Eastern Division Tie Gang
« Previous topic | Next topic »
Pages: 1  ReplyReply     EMail TopicEMail Topic   PrintPrint
   Author  Topic: Eastern Division Tie Gang  (Read 94 times)
Lfire83
Historian
Posts: 1520
Eastern Division Tie Gang
  aa1.jpg - 117636 Bytes
« on: May 12th, 2010, 9:42pm »
Quick-Jump   Reply w/Quote   Modify

A massive tie gang was working in Kensett, AR today. At least 36 machines on the job, not including the service and fuel trucks, buses, boom trucks, and section trucks sworming the area. They even have a featherlite trailer as a portable office. Two Jackson 6700 series tampers, one DynaCat, one 3300 series tamper, 3 ballast regulators, a production regulator, 5 tie puller/inserters in the mix.  
 
Tie inserter at work


http://Forums.Railfan.net/Images/UP/aa1.jpg
Click Image to Resize

Logged
Lfire83
Historian
Posts: 1520
Re: Eastern Division Tie Gang
  aa2.jpg - 124208 Bytes
« Reply #1 on: May 12th, 2010, 9:44pm »
Quick-Jump   Reply w/Quote   Modify

3300 series tamper follows the tie inserters to reclaim the disturbed ballast from pulling the old ties out.

http://Forums.Railfan.net/Images/UP/aa2.jpg
Click Image to Resize

Logged
Lfire83
Historian
Posts: 1520
Re: Eastern Division Tie Gang
  aa3.jpg - 119407 Bytes
« Reply #2 on: May 12th, 2010, 9:48pm »
Quick-Jump   Reply w/Quote   Modify

Gauge spiker. Anyone know what the designation "SDAG" is about?

http://Forums.Railfan.net/Images/UP/aa3.jpg
Click Image to Resize

« Last Edit: May 12th, 2010, 9:50pm by Lfire83 » Logged
Lfire83
Historian
Posts: 1520
Re: Eastern Division Tie Gang
  aa5.jpg - 79388 Bytes
« Reply #3 on: May 12th, 2010, 9:55pm »
Quick-Jump   Reply w/Quote   Modify

Production ballast regulator. This is new to me... the 21st century jordan spreader, perhaps?

http://Forums.Railfan.net/Images/UP/aa5.jpg
Click Image to Resize

Logged
Lfire83
Historian
Posts: 1520
Re: Eastern Division Tie Gang
  aa4.jpg - 98927 Bytes
« Reply #4 on: May 12th, 2010, 9:59pm »
Quick-Jump   Reply w/Quote   Modify

The Dyna Cat... the final word in track alignment

http://Forums.Railfan.net/Images/UP/aa4.jpg
Click Image to Resize

Logged
Pages: 1  ReplyReply     EMail TopicEMail Topic   PrintPrint

« Previous topic | Next topic »