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Red Hook Phase II Construction

More progress on the street

Building the trolley line in Red Hook, Phase II. Recent progress has seen us "spike up" two more blocks of track. Soon we will begin bending rails for the curved sections; the interface with Phase One and the corner of Conover Street and Reed Street. I

 

 

 

Swinging a maul to set a spike.

Setting a spike.

Making sure the ties are seated in dirt.

Newly spiked rail.

Setting a "fishplate" or joint-bar.

Using a mechanical jack to muscle rails into place.

Volunteers checking over their work.

Double checking measurements.

Using a mecanical jack to nudge a rail into position.

Tightening the bolts on a fishplate joint.

Wow! All that new track!

Using a gage bar to make sure the distance between rails is constant.

 

One volunteer is keeping the tie seated against the rail while the spike is driven home by another.


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