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Working on new SMART track in Santa Rosa, Ca. 7/18/12. (In HI Def).

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Comment by Mike Cook on July 27, 2012 at 2:37am

Yeah, me too :D  Now it's Sierra Northern, but I still call it the California Western.

Comment by Zachary M. Toler on July 27, 2012 at 2:35am

I always think CA Western when I see "CWR." :-)

 

Zachary M. Toler

Comment by Mike Cook on July 27, 2012 at 2:15am

CWR-Continuous Welded Rail.

Comment by Mike Cook on July 27, 2012 at 2:15am

They're replacing track from Santa Rosa to San Rafael with CWR and Concrete Tier, for the SMART Trains.  After service starts up between there, they will extend it south to the GG Ferry Terminal at Larkspur and north to Cloverdale.  The NWP will reopen the line for freight from Windsor to Willits soon.

Comment by Jeff Phelps on July 25, 2012 at 5:29pm

Does this mean that NWP can't make it to Windsor ? , or is this a new track in Santa Rosa.

Comment by Charles Forssi on July 21, 2012 at 7:20am

Interesting to actually watch a track being put together.  Thanks for the view.

Comment by Don Underwood on July 20, 2012 at 4:51pm

Hi Phil-Those fellas have to be nimble footed and they might be good dancers; in the old days they were probably gandy dancers.

These days, who knows.  They might be called "concrete tie technicians."

The most impressive guy I saw all day was the guy operating the big machine that picked up and placed the rows of ties.  That guy was a master of delicate manipulation!

 

Don

Comment by Phil Grinton on July 20, 2012 at 3:00pm

The fellas with the pry bars, are they gandy dancers.

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