It’s rare that one gets a chance to see this much work happening on the railroad – we often take them for granted. But I’ve taken a few photographs to illustrate just what a railroad tie replacement project looks like, from the crews to the equipment.
Archive for category: Trains
There’s been a bit of chatter about this little red hut in West Medford in a gallery in Facebook. The gallery is part of a Facebook group called Only people who aren’t from Medford call it Meffa!. And I thought that was pretty funny, so I joined and posted some photos of the West Medford Train Station. Time [...]
I don’t have the answer. I know they have work trains that can lift the rails, and work trains that can grab the ties and so forth, but there is a geometric problem here. There’s only so much space between the rails, and there’s only so much space between the rails and the platform (and the rails for the trains traveling in the opposite direction. And it doesn’t seem like enough space to extract a tie.
But I did have a lot of explaining to do with Alex when they sat down for an intimate photo. We do cross the tracks, but we never play or sit on them.
There are stacks of palettes of railroad ties all around the West Medford station. They are bound with a flat metal strip. The end of this strip has been curled up to make a handle.
I recently spent a bit short of a week in northern California – the Bay area, although mostly San Jose. Although I was working hard during this time, I did get a few chances to take pictures…