Re: Late 40's to mid 50's military rail movements

Randy Hammill

I think the timbers are there to protect the stake pockets. The tracks have the tendency to grab things.

Over at the Central New England right now Eversource is replacing line poles. One of the cranes pulled out several rail clips as it ran close to the rail. There are also steel cross pieces welded on the deck on the self-propelled flat car that were being damaged, so they have a rubber mat (that is near destroyed at this point) to prevent the tracks from catching on those.


Randy Hammill
Prototype Junction

Modeling the New Haven Railroad 1946-1954

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