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    Default Loaded up the tractor to take to work again today to work on my rail side

    I spent almost $10,000 in the last 2 weeks working on my Rail Side to keep my track in top shape. My cars average about 160,000 lbs and do a number on the rail pushing into the curve. I'm taking down a bunch of trees and clearing as much as I can to keep the area as dry as possible.








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    Default Re: Loaded up the tractor to take to work again today to work on my rail side

    Do you load timber on to rail cars?

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    Default Re: Loaded up the tractor to take to work again today to work on my rail side

    I like the folding sunshade (Rain). Gonna have to steal that idea.
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    Default Re: Loaded up the tractor to take to work again today to work on my rail side

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckmotor View Post
    Do you load timber on to rail cars?
    No I off load spools of Paper but I do share my rail with a Lumber company

    Quote Originally Posted by David Devuono View Post
    I like the folding sunshade (Rain). Gonna have to steal that idea.
    I got that sun shade at Tractor Supply, I have to tell you that I love it.
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    Default Re: Loaded up the tractor to take to work again today to work on my rail side

    What is the weight of the rail in your siding?
    Hopefully over 100lb especially is you have a tight curve also gauge bars can be helpful to keep the gauge in spec

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    Default Re: Loaded up the tractor to take to work again today to work on my rail side

    Quote Originally Posted by Cub 7274 View Post
    What is the weight of the rail in your siding?
    Hopefully over 100lb especially is you have a tight curve also gauge bars can be helpful to keep the gauge in spec
    273,000 lbs is my gross limit. I did just have my gauge rest on one curve for about 50 yards and had all new gauge rods installed. that was almost 4 grand itself with no ties replaced.
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    Default Re: Loaded up the tractor to take to work again today to work on my rail side

    "273,000 lbs is my gross limit. I did just have my gauge rest on one curve for about 50 yards and had all new gauge rods installed. that was almost 4 grand itself with no ties replaced."

    Hi glad to hear you use the rods they do help with the gauge
    I guess the RR that services you wants no part of a siding agreement as that must be a thing of the past
    Do they switch the cars for you or do you have a trackmobile or frontend loader to move them yourself?
    I was wondering about the weight of the actual "rail" itself if its 100-110-120 lb rail ?
    I assume its jointed not welded but the heavier the rail the easier it is to maintain and holds a lot weight especially if your handling 89ft lumber cars or your paper comes in the the high cube double plug door cars.
    Thanks

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    Default Re: Loaded up the tractor to take to work again today to work on my rail side

    I got a lot done today, they are taking the track out of service tomorrow so I'll be able to drop trees across the track. I took at least 20 trees down today, mostly Birch. I want to get a much sun and air moving through there as possible.
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    Default Re: Loaded up the tractor to take to work again today to work on my rail side

    Quote Originally Posted by Timber View Post
    No I off load spools of Paper but I do share my rail with a Lumber company.
    Thanks for explaining, the post combined with your name got me curious. I hope all that money you spent pays off.

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