Historic Route creates new prosperity in the North

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Historic Route creates new prosperity in the North
Posted by Miningman on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:13 PM
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Posted by SD70Dude on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:40 PM

I'm not surprised at all that the cost of track repairs is proving far higher than expected.

http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=6671

I wonder if anyone is thinking of resurrecting CN's experiment of installing refrigeration plants and permanently freezing the subgrade on the northern end of the line?

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:48 PM

I can't claim first-hand experience with muskeg, but I know what it is.

Listen, if what became the Norfolk and Western could build a rail line through the Great Dismal Swamp here in Viginia in the Nineteenth Century  the folks rebuilding that line in Canada should be able to handle muskeg.  Put enough fill under the rails and you can run anything. 

Former Confederate general William Mahone did the engineering work for the Dismal Swamp line.  It carrys Norfolk-Southern trains to this day.

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Posted by SD70Dude on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:51 PM

Flintlock76

Put enough fill under the rails and you can run anything.

You would love our frost heaves... .....probably not a problem in Virginia or farther south.

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Posted by scilover on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 10:04 PM
Wow...incredible story in the article. The entire family is around the railroad industry. With the high cost and covid delay, it's certainly unlucky for the person though....
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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 10:05 PM

SD70Dude
You would love our frost heaves... .....probably not a problem in Virginia or farther south.

No frost heaves aren't a problem here, that's for certain.  We DO have some hellacious sun kinks and bottomless goo though!   

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