Saturday, July 10, 2010

Making the grade......subgrade that is!

Well with traffic increasing through the Port of Prince Rupert, CN is upgrading two sidings (Amesbury and Tyee) between Rupert and Terrace from 6000' to 12,000' bringing the total to three from just the one at Salvis. The first photo looks like a scene from the summer of 59 with the gravel highway paralleling the rail grade and that's what it is, CN is laying track over the old highway grade I use to travel on as a kid. The ribbon rail can be seen in the left hand side of the photo. The second image is of crews installing the control cables for the CTC system and the third is of the prefab switches waiting to be set in place.

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