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More problems on Honolulu light rail.

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More problems on Honolulu light rail.
Posted by blue streak 1 on Monday, July 18, 2022 12:02 PM

Spport columns have observed cracks showing up.  The question becomes are the cracks too deep to allow water and some salty mist to get to te re bar and cause premature rusting.  some how poor inspections, slump tests, concrete mix, among other possibilities.

Cracks found in columns at Honolulu’s rail line (msn.com)

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Posted by anglecock on Monday, July 18, 2022 6:10 PM

"Cement Job"  What resorces does Hawaii have for native cement manufacturing? In Ravena NY the Cement Factory is HUGE with its own barge and rail terminal

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Posted by BEAUSABRE on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 1:27 AM

It's not supposed to result in a rail line, it's a way to shovel money to the unions and contractors

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Posted by chutton01 on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 5:01 PM

anglecock
"Cement Job"  What resorces does Hawaii have for native cement manufacturing? In Ravena NY the Cement Factory is HUGE with its own barge and rail terminal


While not tremendously exciting, this ACI video discusses how Hawaii gets cement - spoiler: large ships from the mainland are involved.

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Posted by anglecock on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 7:19 PM
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Posted by blue streak 1 on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 9:36 PM

Cannot imagine the cost of cement in Hawaii.  Its heavy weight which is one reason cements plants all over US to limit rail or sometimes trucking to haul shorter distances.  Much heavier than coal or even Brightline's import of Canadian ballast.  Costs by ship must be high and then trucking to concrete plant.  Gives incentative to scrimp on cement for concrete.

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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 10:23 PM

blue streak 1
Cannot imagine the cost of cement in Hawaii.  Its heavy weight which is one reason cements plants all over US to limit rail or sometimes trucking to haul shorter distances.  Much heavier than coal or even Brightline's import of Canadian ballast.  Costs by ship must be high and then trucking to concrete plant.  Gives incentative to scrimp on cement for concrete.

Scrimp with the potential to reenact Champlain Towers South - yep thats the ticket to build you engineering cred.

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, September 1, 2022 9:33 AM

HART begins trial running on

Honolulu rail line

Aug. 31, 2022
 
 
This the final phase of testing before the line is
ready for operation.
 
HART
 
HART began trial running its system from Kualaka‘i (East Kapolei) Station to Hālawa (Aloha Stadium) Station on Aug. 29, 2022.
HART began trial running its system from Kualaka‘i (East Kapolei) Station to Hālawa (Aloha
Stadium) Station on Aug. 29, 2022.
 

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART)

began the trial running testing phase for the first operating

segment of Honolulu’s rail system on Aug. 29, 2022. This is

the final series of testing before the system is ready for

operation and teams will be looking at all aspects of the

trains, stations, systems and operating personnel,

including the simulation of many normal and emergency

operating scenarios.

During testing, multiple trains will be operational and moving

along the tracks from Kualaka‘i (East Kapolei) Station to Hālawa

(Aloha Stadium) Station. Testing will occur up to 24 hours a

day, seven days a week. There is no set schedule of trains

running as it will vary depending on the type of testing taking

place. The testing will continue until the system achieves

operational readiness status, prior to the transfer of the

system to city’s Department of Transportation Services

(DTS) for the initial launch of service.

“This is a major milestone for the rail project, although

the larger milestone will be when trial running is complete.

Many tests will be performed and we expect some problems

to be encountered, which is normal for a new system and is the

reason the testing is being performed,” said HART Executive

Director and CEO Lori Kahikina. “We do not have a

deadline for the completion of trial running, but we are

hopeful of turning the first operating segment over to DTS

by early next year.”

HART urges the public to follow safety precautions and,

when driving near the rail guideway, look ahead not overhead.

to not watch the trains or photograph the trains while driving,

keep attention on the road.

The stations may look finished, but are still active construction

sites throughout the testing phase. For safety purposes, please

avoid the stations. The rail system is powered by a “third rail”

that runs alongside the rail tracks and carries over 750 volts of

electricity, which is deadly. During this testing phase, the third

rail will be live and energized 24 hours a day, seven day a week.

The public should avoid the rail tracks at all times.

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, September 1, 2022 9:34 AM

Hope toi edit soon!

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, September 1, 2022 2:23 PM

Now readable

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Posted by jeffhergert on Saturday, September 3, 2022 11:29 PM

I saw one of those test trains yesterday. 

Jeff

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Posted by zugmann on Sunday, September 4, 2022 8:11 AM

jeffhergert

I saw one of those test trains yesterday. 

Jeff

 

You went to Hawaii to go railfanning?

  

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Posted by BaltACD on Sunday, September 4, 2022 3:55 PM

zugmann
 
jeffhergert

I saw one of those test trains yesterday. 

Jeff 

You went to Hawaii to go railfanning?

When CSX moved the Baltimore Dispatchers Office back to Jacksonville, one of them decided to go to Honolulu to practice his craft there.

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Posted by jeffhergert on Sunday, September 4, 2022 9:17 PM

zugmann

 

 
jeffhergert

I saw one of those test trains yesterday. 

Jeff

 

 

 

You went to Hawaii to go railfanning?

 

Well, someone had to. 

We even rode the Hawaiian Railway Society's train ride over 6.5 of original OR&L trackage.

I noticed they don't use tie plates.  Rail is spiked directly to the ties.  I hope no class one senior management rides the train, they might think of a new cost cutting measure. (Don't use tie plates.)  Think of the immediate savings.  Never mind any future costs.  We'll blame those on our lazy, good for nothing employees. 

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Posted by rrnut282 on Thursday, September 15, 2022 9:11 AM

slim pickings out there.  

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Posted by BEAUSABRE on Thursday, September 15, 2022 9:33 AM

Sounds good

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