MidSouth 2016 Work Day Photos

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A section replaced earlier

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A section replaced earlier

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A section replaced earlier

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A section replaced earlier now joined with today's new panels.

March 5 Offical Work Day

Dwight Blackburn photos

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The track panel gang

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Bending the steel rail

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Grading the lower loop
That's me with the light blue shirt.

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Grading the lower loop

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Grading the lower loop

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Grading the lower loop

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Track panel replacement on the lower loop
The tie in my hand was used to coax a rail into position.

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Track panel replacement on the lower loop

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Grading along the park road

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Grading along the park road

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Grading along the park road.
I'm digging ballast out from under the switch rail as the grading is underway.

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Track panel replacement along the park road.
I'm getting ready to lift a new panel into position.

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Track panel replacement along the park road

March 26 - Unofficial Work Day

Photos by Mike Haywood

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Spot tie replacement in the visitor storage yards

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Spot tie replacement in the visitor storage yards

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Spot tie replacement in the visitor storage yards
There's my shirt. It got quite warm today.

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Spot tie replacement in the visitor storage yards
Here I am with my water jug smashing rotted out ties with a hammer.

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Spot tie replacement in the visitor storage yards

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Spot tie replacement in the visitor storage yards

April 2 Mule Day Work Day

Dwight Blackburn photos.

Forget about the stinking mules. We are here to repair track.

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Today's track panel gang

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Today's track panel gang

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Today's track panel gang

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Upper loop track panel replacement

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Upper Loop new track panels in place
Here I am looking for ties with missing screws while Matt installs them.

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East loop track dismantle.
They told me to rip up the track between the two switches in the yard exit loop.
That's my toolbox and water jug. But where is me?

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East loop track dismantle.
This is all slip joiner territory. Here I am knocking out slip joiners and lifting panels.

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East loop track dismantle.
This section is now ready for panel removal and grading.

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East Loop new track panels in place

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A tree branch felled by last weeks strong storms was fouling the main line.
Some quick work with some chain saws and the problem was moved out of the way.

Bill