Work in Danbury Rail Yard

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Our "main line" (the single lead that connects to Metro-North's trackage) has a few kinks after the first weekend of track work by DRM's intrepid track crew.

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However, Metro-North's track adjacent to ours seems none too straight!
(Hint: The 210mm telephoto lens greatly foreshortens both pictures, making bends in the track seem much worse than they are.)

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Bill Guider watches with tape measure in hand as the back hoe moves our lead just a foot or so, to position it properly relative to Metro-North's track. Aligning the track into a smooth curve involves much movement to and fro by the back hoe, moving the track just an inch or two in each location.

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Adjustment is almost complete in this photo. The tape measure verifies that the track is in the proper position.

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As this view of the turntable pit shows, we still have quite a clean-up job ahead before we can turn a locomotive.

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