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Postby jmass » Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:50 pm

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Re: Pretty cool move

Postby ConducTTor » Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:29 am

Wow! Over the mainline!!!
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Re: Pretty cool move

Postby Bernd » Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:57 am

Here's something similar in New Zealand. Narrow gauge sugar line running "over" the 42" main line.



Did you count how many cars the engine was pulling? :wave: :lol:

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Re: Pretty cool move

Postby ctxmf74 » Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:41 pm

There used to be a permanent crossing there but I guess they find it easier to add the temporary tracks when needed than to maintain the old crossing. There's an industry on that same spur down past the museum that gets all door boxcars( not sure if it's still in business but it was a few years ago)so the guys get to put that temporary rail in place more often .....DaveB
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Re: Pretty cool move

Postby MacG » Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:25 am

Nice catch! According to a research with Bing and Google Maps, I think, they have now a permanent crossing more eastwards. The temporary one was closer to the river.
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Re: Pretty cool move

Postby ctxmf74 » Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:48 pm

" I think, they have now a permanent crossing more eastwards. The temporary one was closer to the river."

Yeah, that's fairly new, I haven't been behind the museum since that has been built. The old crossing ran across right near the bridge. Looks like they added access to the transfer table on the opposite end from before and an interchange track by the depot. The museum spur runs along the river and just past the fuel tank complex is the spur off to the industry that gets the all door lumber cars. The spur continues south for a ways for the tourist trains to run along the river, in the old days it went down to the delta area.....DaveB
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Re: Pretty cool move

Postby sacto-tt » Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:49 pm

Right in my backyard... The museum owns the old Sacramento Locomotive Works and uses it for storage. The temporary crossing was only installed for special equipment moves. It took a number of years for UP to agree to a permanent one.

There is a derail just a little way down the track toward the museum that is usually set.
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Derail before crossing.
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Re: Pretty cool move

Postby ctxmf74 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:14 pm

"Right in my backyard..."

Is there much TT scale modeling going on in Sac? .......DaveB
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Re: Pretty cool move

Postby sacto-tt » Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:07 pm

ctxmf74 wrote: Is there much TT scale modeling going on in Sac? .......DaveB


Not really, I'm pretty lazy. :lol:

Most other railroaders I know in the Sac area cannot fathom why I'm interested in TT at all. Don't know how it started for others, but the first model railroading book I got was Linn Wescott's 101 track plans and it had TT as one of the scales. They seemed the perfect size. Oh well...
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Re: Pretty cool move

Postby Richard-B » Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:49 pm

ctxmf74 wrote:Is there much TT scale modeling going on in Sac?
Now that Tom Collard has moved into the Bay Area...
We're in grave danger of having a NorCal quorum!
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