Eastern Division (Closed due to flooding March 2008)

Discussion in 'Rolla-Lebanon Subdivision' started by Brad Slone, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Thats the only thing running right now that I have seen, in fact a rock train is sitting in town tonight, large shot rock in side dumps followed by a conveyor trainset full of ballast. They are setup in a push pull fashion, heading east loaded, back west empty. There is no telling how many tens of thousands of tons of rock they will end up using.
     
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  2. WindsorSpring

    WindsorSpring Member

    The GREX train past Kirkwood mid-afternoon was a conveyor train, but had no locomotives on the rear.
     
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  3. pbender

    pbender Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Current (5/5 report ) from BNSF shows the Cuba sub, the Thayer south sub, and the river sub between crystal city and Cape Girardeau as being out of service.

    That is a significant portion of the Frisco....

    Paul
     
  4. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Another day of loaded rock trains heading east.
     
  5. WindsorSpring

    WindsorSpring Member

    Another loaded rock train went west on Tuesday morning. However, they must have been effective because the line appears open. Tuesday evening (5/9/17) the Tate & Lyle corn syrup train went westbound around 16:10. It was followed by the westbound local with the usual LP loads. Just a few moments ago a westbound (GALTUL?) went by with some military equipment and the usual coil steel loads.
     
  6. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Glad to hear it looks like the crews got the road open again. Well done! Get it going Frisco!
    K
     
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  7. Brad K

    Brad K Member

    Just got some news today... They're removing the bridge at Jerome and replacing it with a new one. Work is scheduled for April 16th next to the bridge, and switching traffic to the new bridge when work is completed. Expected completion date is summer 2018.
     
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  8. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Wow - about time. I was always worried about those spans when the water came up to the bridge decks. They just don't look tough enough.
    Which side of the existing bridge will the new spans be, upstream or downstream?
    Glad to see BNSF is still willing to invest in the good old Eastern Division!
    K
     
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  9. Brad K

    Brad K Member

    The FAX didn't say which side, but I can tell you for sure they're investing A LOT in this division. Crews were in St. James all day replacing ties beneath crossings and re-doing ballast throughout town.
     
  10. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Dumb question, but are you sure it's the rail bridge? From what I've heard Modot had plans to replace the concrete highway bridge across the tracks this year as well, just making sure.

    Brad Slone
     
  11. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    That's also awful quick construction for a major bridge, be it rail or highway, April 2018 to summer 2018. I would think the rail bridge would take less time than an interstate highway bridge, as the rail bridge is largely steel once the supports are in.
    K
     
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  12. Brad K

    Brad K Member

    Well shoot, you were right! I had to look back at the FAX to make sure I wasn't crazy, and it was the highway D bridge that goes above the tracks. Sorry for the false alarm.
     
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  13. Brad K

    Brad K Member

    There seems to be a lot of work going on the Rolla-Leabanon sub. About a month ago, they replaced an entire section of track beneath a crossing in St. James.

    Now they're lining up a bunch of ties along with the tracks. They are also replacing the old searchlights at the Dillon siding with the newer LED signals.

    (I wasn't really sure if I should make a new thread about this, so I'm just posting it here.)
     
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  14. WindsorSpring

    WindsorSpring Member

    They have just completed tie replacement followed by the usual line and surface on the north main track (welded rail) between Lindenwood and Valley Park. There remains no evidence on the ground of any plans to do anything with the South Main (jointed rail).
     
  15. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    George - What kind of shape does the south main (jointed) look to be in?
    Ken
     
  16. WindsorSpring

    WindsorSpring Member

    South main looks good. Both lines are in daily use when there is not some maintenance under way.
     

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