Pinelawn new track observation

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Pinelawn new track observation

Postby mirrodie » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:23 pm

Just an observation and question...

Crossing over the Pinelawn RR Xing, the new track that was laid recently goes over the road but seems to drop6-8 inches in less than 100 feet it seems. Take a look. I’m no track worker, but it seems like a steep drop over a short distance.

Has anyone else seen what I’m talking about? I’m wondering how that may affect train handling Iran eastbound express is hitting that spot.
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Re: Pinelawn new track observation

Postby Backshophoss » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:27 am

Possibly still need to drop ballast and tamp that trackage level.
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Re: Pinelawn new track observation

Postby tj48 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:26 am

Part of the Main line double track construction. The track you saw was just recently laid, it still needs ballast.
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Re: Pinelawn new track observation

Postby MattAmity90 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:57 pm

Yeah, they need to add the ballast, level it out, and don't forget the third rail has to be added as well. It will be leveled, don't worry. By the way, they are prepping the 4th and final turnout switch for the new interlocking in Wyandanch to be installed, which will be put in during the next weekend outage whenever that is.
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Re: Pinelawn new track observation

Postby Train2009 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:56 am

MattAmity90 wrote:Yeah, they need to add the ballast, level it out, and don't forget the third rail has to be added as well. It will be leveled, don't worry. By the way, they are prepping the 4th and final turnout switch for the new interlocking in Wyandanch to be installed, which will be put in during the next weekend outage whenever that is.


The next outage is happening now this weekend.
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