Saturday, March 24, 2012

MOW work day

The El Dorado Western Railroad is preparing to reset the west turnout in El Dorado. The switch will be installed on a straight section of track before the depot curve. The railroad will use the spur to store equipment and leave the mainline clear.

The maintenance of way crew built a retaining wall in El Dorado today over an existing culvert. This will hold back fill dirt as we prepare the ground for the spur track. It also protects the oak tree, which is growing in the area of the culvert.

The series of cell phone photographs show the progress made by the crew this morning. In four hours, Brian Hogan (yellow hard hat), Bob McCormack (on backhoe), Peter Schutze (white hard hat) and Steven Karoly (not pictured) built the retaining wall from old railroad ties.