Sunday, May 25, 2008

So ... Today We Started Adding A Switch to ...

It has stopped raining finally here in Ohio. We have a long weekend. As did almost no one else in the country on this holiday weekend, we decided to start adding a switch off of the mainline to lead to an eventual siding. The siding will start as extra parking for our Freight Train and is planned to eventually lead to a turntable.
The turntable is in the future, starting the siding was today.
First we broke the mainline at the joint closest to where we wanted to place the switch.
Pulling the spikes holding the rail.

Photo of Mark moving rail after joint was broken.

Then we measured for position of the frog and where the point will fall.

Once we had the position on the rail where the point would fall, it was time to start bending the rail.

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