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Dan Spracklen's Collection
 
12/16/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:Dan Spracklen
Dates:7/28/2008 - 7/28/2008
Album Info:Started at 7am and first train went throught at 8:02pm. Replaced all four diamonds on the CSX Mt Victory Sub and Columbus Sub. Work done by CSX and Hulcher.
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removing ties
Title:  removing ties
Description:  removing ties
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 8:34:06 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
Categories:  Track
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Hulcher waiting with new diamonds
Title:  Hulcher waiting with new diamonds
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Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 8:41:41 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
Categories:  Track
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removing ties
Title:  removing ties
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Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 8:59:57 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
Categories:  Track
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out with the old ballest
Title:  out with the old ballest
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Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:33:56 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
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cutting rail
Title:  cutting rail
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Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:33:57 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
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removing old ballast
Title:  removing old ballast
Description:  They dug down about 3-4 ft to an aspahlt layer
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:32:57 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
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Watch those wires
Title:  Watch those wires
Description:  one of the 4 backhoes doing the smaller work
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:32:58 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
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king of the mountain
Title:  king of the mountain
Description:  moving the old ballest out of the way
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:32:59 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
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in the hole
Title:  in the hole
Description:  final cleanup of the old stuff
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:32:59 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
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Hulcher Crew waiting their turn
Title:  Hulcher Crew waiting their turn
Description:  new diamonds waiting to be moved
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:33:00 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
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A train
Title:  A train
Description:  Q 349 heads into the connection for Indy while the Hulcher crew waits their turn
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:33:01 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
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new ballest
Title:  new ballest
Description:  The first load of over 600 tons of ballest
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:33:01 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
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New ballest
Title:  New ballest
Description:  filling up the big hole
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:33:02 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
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Just about full
Title:  Just about full
Description:  The new ballest is almost to the needed level
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:33:02 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
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Hooking up
Title:  Hooking up
Description:  Hooking up a chain to the track hoe
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:33:03 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
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Almost ready to go
Title:  Almost ready to go
Description:  Everything is hooked up ready to go.
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:33:04 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
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Final instructions
Title:  Final instructions
Description:  The boss gives the final instructions
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:33:04 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
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Moving diamond
Title:  Moving diamond
Description:  Moving the new diamonds into place
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:33:05 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
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I think I can
Title:  I think I can
Description:  Catipilier climbs the rails
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:33:05 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
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Getting closer
Title:  Getting closer
Description:  Moving the new diamonds into place
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:33:17 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
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Moving diamond
Title:  Moving diamond
Description:  Moving the new diamonds into place
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:33:22 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
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Moving diamond
Title:  Moving diamond
Description:  This thing is heavy
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:33:23 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
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Almost there
Title:  Almost there
Description:  Just about into place
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:33:29 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
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In place
Title:  In place
Description:  Making a few adjustments
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:33:29 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
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Alignment
Title:  Alignment
Description:  doing some alignment with a big cable
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:33:30 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
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Drilling holes
Title:  Drilling holes
Description:  drilling holes to attach a bar
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:33:35 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
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second cut
Title:  second cut
Description:  a second cut was needed here, heat of the day expanded the rail?
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:33:36 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
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Bolting it together
Title:  Bolting it together
Description:  Bolting the track together on Columbus sub #1
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:33:37 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
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Driving spikes
Title:  Driving spikes
Description:  Driving spikes the old fasion way on Mt Victory sub #1
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:33:37 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
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Track alignment
Title:  Track alignment
Description:  a little track alignment just past the diamond
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:33:38 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
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making connections
Title:  making connections
Description:  running all the wires
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:33:39 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
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Checking measurments
Title:  Checking measurments
Description:  checking the track guage
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:33:39 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
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More ballest
Title:  More ballest
Description:  Time for some more ballest
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:33:40 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
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Making a weld
Title:  Making a weld
Description:  Making a weld on Columbus sub #2 track
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:33:40 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
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Rail grinder on NS
Title:  Rail grinder on NS
Description:  NS was fairly busy including the railgrinder going through. It was not grinding.
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:33:41 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
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track equipment
Title:  track equipment
Description:  Crossing the new diamond headed for Marion Yard. They didn't do any tamping today on Mt Victory sub
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:33:47 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
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Fireworks
Title:  Fireworks
Description:  Welding wires to the rails
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:33:48 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
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More track equipment
Title:  More track equipment
Description:  This time on the Columbus sub, they tamped # 2 track.
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:33:48 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
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Looking good
Title:  Looking good
Description:  Most everyone has left has they work to finish wiring up the plant.
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:33:54 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
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First train
Title:  First train
Description:  Lead by ex Conrail 8821 the K598 heads west at 8:02 pm.
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:33:55 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
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Rolling across new diamonds
Title:  Rolling across new diamonds
Description:  K 598 rolls across the new diamonds at 10 mph
Photo Date:  7/28/2008  Upload Date: 7/29/2008 9:33:55 AM
Location:  Marion, OH
Author:  Dan Spracklen
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