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An August Morning Replacing Ties On The Balloon Track In 2017
Photos by - Jason Peterich


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Page last updated:  Tue Aug 18 06:15:42 PDT 2020



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Image number 1 -- WP 917-D sits in idle while the MOW crew replaces ties.
Image number 2 -- The controls of WP 917-D.
Image number 3 -- The engineer's seat of WP 917-D.
Image number 4 -- Bil Jackson and Loren Ross take a quick rest while Greg Elems and Ethan Doty pull a new tie into place.
Image number 5 -- As progress is made, Loren and Ethan prepare to move the 917-D further down the tracks. The locomotive's air was being used to power the pneumatic spike driver.
Image number 6 -- Ethan climbs into the 917-D.
Image number 7 -- Greg, Loren, Bill, and Roger Stabler make sure the track is in gauge prior to spiking.
Image number 8 -- Greg and Bil adjust the tie's position.
Image number 9 -- Ethan stands in the shade of the pines, as temperatures were rather high that morning.
Image number 10 -- Bil, Loren, Ethan, and Roger use the track jack to gauge the rails.
Image number 11 -- After a long morning of work, Ethan brings the 917-D back over the pan.
Image number 12 -- Later that afternoon, I brought out the speeder to check for anymore ties in need of replacement.
Image number 13 -- WP 917-D after a morning of MOW work.
Image number 14 -- SN 712 and WP 917-D bask in the morning sunlight.


Page last updated:  Tue Aug 18 06:15:42 PDT 2020