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Eric Kreszl

New Photos from Red Bank and Middletown NJ 7/1/2008

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Hello Everyone,

 

Here are some photos I took this morning of the track work in Middletown and some photos from Red Bank as well.

 

Here are some photos from Red Bank of Catenary Maintenance Inspection Vehicle OP-1001 leaving Red Bank NJ.

 

 

http://erickreszl.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1225505

 

http://erickreszl.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1225510

 

Here are some photos from Middletown NJ where there was track work being done.

 

http://erickreszl.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1225506

 

http://erickreszl.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1225507

 

http://erickreszl.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1225508

 

http://erickreszl.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1225509

 

http://erickreszl.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1225511

 

Enjoy,

 

Eric

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Nice stuff!

 

Where are they getting those wooden ties? Is there an old track being pulled up? What were they doing exactly?

 

- Andy

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Nice stuff!

 

Where are they getting those wooden ties? Is there an old track being pulled up? What were they doing exactly?

 

- Andy

 

From My personal observations Every year NJ Transit replaces the wooden track ties that are on the North Jersey Coast Line. I guess so that the tracks are kept in good condition.

 

 

Eric

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I guess wood is better for the constantly shifting soils found toward the coast vs concrete which would likely crack. I wonder if they will ever switch to composite ties...

 

- Andy

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I guess wood is better for the constantly shifting soils found toward the coast vs concrete which would likely crack. I wonder if they will ever switch to composite ties...

 

- Andy

 

At some of the Grade Crossings along the NJCL There are concrete ties. They only do this for the tracks under the roadway.

 

Here is an example.

 

http://www.rxrsignals.net/New_Jersey/Red_Bank/Broad/3.jpg

 

Eric

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At some of the Grade Crossings along the NJCL There are concrete ties. They only do this for the tracks under the roadway.

 

Here is an example.

 

http://www.rxrsignals.net/New_Jersey/Red_Bank/Broad/3.jpg

 

Eric

 

I think that lateral forces put on the rails from crossing vehicles would slowly work lose the spikes in a wooden tie, i've seen concrete ties on most grade crossings even if the entire rest of the line is wood ties. Probably makes upkeep easier & more practical, especially since the line's introduction more drivers on the road. That said, i think it would be cool to see all wooden ties replaced by composite or concrete, and old wooden ties recycled into building materials.

 

- Andy

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