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 Post subject: Ohio Vintage Coal's "new" shop track construction
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:05 am 
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Well we have been slow posting this up. We broke ground over 3 weeks ago on our new shop track.

With our NEW machine shop/ repair shop it just would not be complete without a track serving it. We had constructed the track with 60 lb rail DUAL GAUGE 36" & 42". We left plenty of room for future expansion for additional gauges.

Special thanks to the construction crew:
Pete J. , Dozer operator, Backhoe operator
Ron J. , track materials
Mike S., track construction & spiker operator
Mike J., track construction & job supervisor

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:44 am 
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blah, too professional :lol: nice job boys! like the automatic spiker, are you using full size spikes?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:00 am 
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Almost the same spikes but these are shorter, easier with the automatic machine.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:39 pm 
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just watched the vid of the automatic spiker.......must be nice :roll:

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We have been building standard gauge track across the midwest & that piece of equipment is a back saver. Easy to transport & runs great off one of our air compressors. We used to operate a huge Hydraulic spiker for standard gauge. It was heavy but it picked the tie up & squeezed the spike into the tie. Two operators sat side by side & had two alignment joysticks but if you missed the tie plate holes it just bent the spike over.

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nice, i have an automatic spiker too......... its called adam, banks and mike :lol: anyways ,if we were pounding into standard ties man we would probably do 2 or 3 a night.

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Interesting that is enough people to form a track construction UNION. Who will be the union president then?

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oh, boy dont start the president discussion again :lol:

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Again, now we got to know about this.

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