So this project will put in new concrete ties & rail out to Amityville?Amtrak7 wrote:Starting with the May schedule change, platform work moves to overnights as tie work takes over the midday outages, which are extended to run PORT-AMITYVILLE.
Once again the Babylon is always getting the best while everything else is neglected. I know they probably won't install new ties & rail on the Main until the Third Track Project but they should at least have Concrete ties out to Floral Park (they currently end just east of Queens Village), and also the Huntington Branch between Hicksville & Huntington should have concrete ties, so far I've seen track work but they usually just do selective tie replacement and sadly replace them with more antiquated wood. These are some busy parts of the railroad that carry alot of traffic and some of these wood ties are in bad shape. Not sure about PW but they should have concrete too. Not sure why Babylon always gets the new stuff first?
At least the 4 major branches should be all concrete by now. Plus the Atlantic Branch between Valley & Jamaica. Concrete is more reliable & lasts longer and just looks nicer.