95+ year old track being replaced

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Dakota train, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. Dakota train

    Dakota train Member

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    Just the other day, I was driving past the local tracks and noticed them drop off new rail along side of the old track. They are putting in heavy rail due to a new ethanol plant 20 miles to the north and they need heavier sidings for all the corn cars now running through here. So I snapped some pictures of the sidings and track. First pic is from the south looking north. Second pic is a section of track dated 1912. Its been around for along time. Just think of all the freight that has run through the siding. Hope you enjoy the pics.

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  2. oldtanker

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    They are going to be running a new spur for the ethanol plant they are building near Fergus Falls MN (the good side of the Minnesota North Dakota border). When they start laying track I will see if I can't get some pics to share.

    Cool Pics!

    Rick
  3. CRed

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    Lets not start making fun of ND people,it's the Iowans and Wisconsinites we have to worry about.sign1

    Just kidding of course.

    Nice pictures,keep us updated:thumb:.

    Chris
  4. Hoghead

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    Track is being ugraded in a lot of places to handle the new 286,000 lbs rail cars.
  5. Jim Krause

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    Russ: Is there a "good" side to the ND, MN border? I can never tell much difference. I did notice that ND is listed as being the safest state crimewise in the USA.
  6. steamhead

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    Us ol' time Badgers would take exception to that... :curse:

    Just kiddin'...(NOT...!!!) :D
  7. b28_82

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    Good thing i'm not actually an Iowa resident:D
  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    I don't know b28 82...check this list to make sure you haven't been assimilated. :)

    http://www.youmightbe.com/pages/iowa.html

    By the way, for five years I could answer yes to many of these questions before moving north to MN.

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  9. FiatFan

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    I'm not an Iowa resident either. I've only been here 26 years. sign1 I'm still considered an outsider by this town's standards.

    Tom
  10. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Born and raised there for 30 years.
    Then I moved to Missouri and became a real redneck.
    Life is good in a state where alcohol and explosives are legal and can be bought in the same store. :D
  11. oldtanker

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    Jim, once you get past the first 50 miles of west MN...the part that kinda looks like ND.....you know...hills are over passes and trees have wires attached....then yer in the good part.....LOL


    Rick