Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

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Re: Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

Postby CPSmith » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:56 pm

You could be correct - I don't really know other than to say that's a lot of power in a small space. I'll make that point and leave it at that, because I just don't know. If they were FPs, I probably wouldn't question it, but having tramped though a number of Fs in my career, I'm skeptical, but hey, who knows. Steam generators were (in general) more high than wide, so I guess you could build a HEP unit in the same manner. I doubt anyone would use the one in the photo and mount it transversely as you still need to get out the rear door, but nothing says you can't re-design it for a more up-and-down configuration.

The Southern constructed at least one power car out of an old baggage car and used a pair of 6-cylinder Detroit Diesels mounted length-wise, of roughly the same configuration as in the photo. I imagine NS 39 has a similar story.

Now I'm waiting for some meet-and-greet where I can take a walk through.
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Re: Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

Postby thebigham » Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:23 pm

The park wanted to re-open the Portageville entrance for Labor Day, but there's a problem with the pavement on the new road (or with the parking lot) so it has been delayed. Grrr....
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Re: Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

Postby el3625 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:07 pm

Well, is it open yet? I am going camping soon in NY and have every intention of going to see the new bridge.

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Re: Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

Postby thebigham » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:24 am

^Not yet! Any day now...
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Re: Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

Postby thebigham » Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:45 am

Possibly, Monday October 1st.
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Re: Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

Postby charlie6017 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:48 am

thebigham wrote:Possibly, Monday October 1st.


Yep, according to a post from John Kucko on Twitter, the Portageville entrance is now open.

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Re: Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

Postby thebigham » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:08 pm

^Yes. The Portageville entrance closed on December 17, 2015.

I'm going over now to take pics.
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Re: Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

Postby thebigham » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:49 pm

Pics taken Oct. 1, 2018
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Re: Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

Postby charlie6017 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:46 pm

Great shots, Chris! 😎
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Re: Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

Postby Old & Weary » Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:31 pm

In a few short years growing trees, which apparently have been planted with a view of blocking off the "offensive" tracks will ruin any photography from this location.
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Re: Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

Postby thebigham » Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:55 pm

Recent Kohn Kucko pics...
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Re: Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

Postby thebigham » Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:07 pm

Here are some Then ( 2014/2015) & Now (2018) pics.

West bank in September 2014: http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=219449
On March 19, 2015: http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=222721
On March 28, 2015: http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=222934
On October 1, 2018: http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=246251 - the pier is where the tress were cut

Bridge over the park road in August 2014: http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=217761
On March 28, 2015: http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=222940
On October 1, 2018: http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=246250 - bridge now over the circular stone wall

East bank in September 2014: http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=219452 and http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=219451
On March 28, 2015: http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=222941
On Sept. 23, 2018: http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=246958

Location of new bridge in September 2014: http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=219447
On March 28, 2015: http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=222932
On october 1, 2018: http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=247859

West bank in September 2014: http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=219448
On March 19, 2015: http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=222723
On March 28, 2015: http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=222933
On October 1, 2018: http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=246216

Some of these match up. Some don't.

The Portageville entrance is now closed for the winter (I'm so mad.) so you can only hike in to the new bridge.
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Re: Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

Postby dgvrengineer » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:50 pm

Nice article in February Trains magazine on the bridge and its construction.
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