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Rails in Waterville

posted Sep 23, 2016, 1:51 PM by Richard Glueck
On 9/22/16, Collie and Myron are shown removing fish plates and bolts from the display rails. Pretty ingenious too, using an adjustable wrench and a pipe to gain leverage, plus a couple shots of WD-40. Ron is shown removing rail anchors, using a spike puller and a sledge. While Ron and Myron raised rail, Collie and Dick whacked out the tie plates using hammers. Afterward, the four of them loaded the materials in Myron's truck for removal and re-use or scrap. It was amazing how dissolved the steel was where coal dust had settled under and alongside these heavy pieces of steel. The rails which once supported 470 on display, will now be used along the inspection and drop pit in her new home in Hancock.

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