Steel Rails Vol 4 No 1 Track Work on the C&M

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Steel Rails Vol 4 No 1 Track Work on the C&M

Unread postby Steamlogger » Wed May 06, 2020 12:24 pm

I have uploaded a new video in the Steel Rails series.
https://youtu.be/ttZYXUCkJP4
This video shows replacing ties on the Coopersville and Marne Railroad.
See both machinery assisted and manual tie replacement.
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Re: Steel Rails Vol 4 No 1 Track Work on the C&M

Unread postby SD80MAC » Wed May 06, 2020 12:56 pm

Vintage Raildude's Dad!!!
"Remember, 4 mph is a couple, 5's a collision!"
http://flickriver.com/photos/conrail6809/popular-interesting/
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Re: Steel Rails Vol 4 No 1 Track Work on the C&M

Unread postby EWRice » Wed May 06, 2020 9:15 pm

SD80MAC wrote:Vintage Raildude's Dad!!!


He's quite the spokesperson. Robby and Fred are working hard, too. Anybody know who the two kids are on top of the ties? Is the younger one Ryan?
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Re: Steel Rails Vol 4 No 1 Track Work on the C&M

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Thu May 07, 2020 5:11 pm

Ryan is the blondie, the other one is Ernie's nephew, Ernie was the engineer. Neil Puetz was running the tie crane. If it was filmed in 1995, I was 45, I'll turn 70 on July 3.
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Re: Steel Rails Vol 4 No 1 Track Work on the C&M

Unread postby EWRice » Fri May 08, 2020 6:19 pm

Ernie the welder from da U.P. ?
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Re: Steel Rails Vol 4 No 1 Track Work on the C&M

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Fri May 08, 2020 7:12 pm

Ernie was retired IBM guy and hobby farmer from Augusta before he moved to east of Munising, 24 miles from the closest grocery store. But it is a beautiful place on Lake Superior.
That was before Fred started letting Ryan run the engine. I did have to put a stop to that. :roll: :D
Lots of good memories from those days 8). We played hard (tie work by hand is work) but had lots of fun.
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