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6/25/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:David Larrabee
Dates:1/1/2012 - 12/31/2012
Album Info:Herein are selected perspectives of the subject railroad particuarly from the perspective of the Track Gang. /DL
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Engine House Switch Lead
Title:  Engine House Switch Lead
Description:  Rail replacement on the Engine House switch lead on a Spring evening. This particular rail had the wrong profile so along with a few new ties it was measured for a replacement... /DL
Photo Date:  5/3/2012  Upload Date: 5/4/2012 9:24:46 AM
Location:  Walkersville, MD
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Yard,Track
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Views:  215   Comments: 1
Measuring on the main line
Title:  Measuring on the main line
Description:  Measureing the replacement just taken off the rail pile. /DL
Photo Date:  5/3/2012  Upload Date: 5/4/2012 9:24:53 AM
Location:  Walkersville, MD
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Yard,Track
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Views:  149   Comments: 0
Cutting to size.
Title:  Cutting to size.
Description:  Rail replacement on the Engine House switch lead on a Spring evening... And you thought the main line was just for running trains. /DL
Photo Date:  5/3/2012  Upload Date: 5/4/2012 9:24:56 AM
Location:  Walkersville, MD
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Yard,Track
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Views:  272   Comments: 1
WS 11
Title:  WS 11
Description:  New Rail Delivery. /DL
Photo Date:  5/3/2012  Upload Date: 5/4/2012 9:25:00 AM
Location:  Walkersville, MD
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Yard,Track
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Views:  220   Comments: 0
Removing Spikes
Title:  Removing Spikes
Description:  If you operate on this RR the bump between the two rail heights is was very noticable. Not anymore! /DL
Photo Date:  5/3/2012  Upload Date: 5/4/2012 9:25:02 AM
Location:  Walkersville, MD
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Yard,Track
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Views:  164   Comments: 0
Joint Bars are off
Title:  Joint Bars are off
Description:  There was too much clickty in the clack on this joint. /DL
Photo Date:  5/3/2012  Upload Date: 5/4/2012 9:25:06 AM
Location:  Walkersville, MD
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Yard,Track
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Views:  162   Comments: 0
New Rail Placement
Title:  New Rail Placement
Description:  Rail replacement on the Engine House switch lead on a Spring evening... /DL
Photo Date:  5/3/2012  Upload Date: 5/4/2012 9:25:08 AM
Location:  Walkersville, MD
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Yard,Track
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Views:  168   Comments: 0
Out with the old
Title:  Out with the old
Description:  Rail replacement on the Engine House switch lead on a Spring evening... /DL
Photo Date:  5/3/2012  Upload Date: 5/4/2012 9:25:11 AM
Location:  Walkersville, MD
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Yard,Track
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Views:  149   Comments: 0
Rail Compressor
Title:  Rail Compressor
Description:  There were gaps on the distant ends of both ajoining rails so we cut the new rail about 1/16th of an inch long. Temp variations over the coming weeks will even things up.. /DL
Photo Date:  5/3/2012  Upload Date: 5/4/2012 9:25:14 AM
Location:  Walkersville, MD
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Yard,Track
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Views:  193   Comments: 0
Fine Tuning
Title:  Fine Tuning
Description:  Rail replacement on the Engine House switch lead on a Spring evening... /DL
Photo Date:  5/3/2012  Upload Date: 5/4/2012 9:25:17 AM
Location:  Walkersville, MD
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Yard,Track
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Views:  164   Comments: 0
Joint Bar line up
Title:  Joint Bar line up
Description:  It took a dozen attempts to get this right. Joint Bars are specific to each rail profile. /DL
Photo Date:  5/3/2012  Upload Date: 5/4/2012 9:25:19 AM
Location:  Walkersville, MD
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Yard,Track
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Views:  170   Comments: 0
Locking it down
Title:  Locking it down
Description:  It was actually getting rather dark. The point n shoot's do quite well but they loose out quickly abut this time... /DL
Photo Date:  5/3/2012  Upload Date: 5/4/2012 9:25:21 AM
Location:  Walkersville, MD
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Yard,Track
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Views:  173   Comments: 0
The beast is back
Title:  The beast is back
Description:  Recently the Walkersville Southern noted the return of its tie inserter after a rebuild of some of its hydraulic components. It can now develop about twice the presure it did in the past. This resulted in faster tie handleing and fewer stalling on grades. Mike, the master op, says it is a new animal! /DL
Photo Date:  5/10/2012  Upload Date: 5/27/2012 10:14:06 PM
Location:  Walkersville, MD
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Yard
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Views:  134   Comments: 0
The beast is back
Title:  The beast is back
Description:  Recently the Walkersville Southern noted the return of its tie inserter after a rebuild of some of its hydraulic components. It can now develop about twice the presure it did in the past. This resulted in faster tie handleing and fewer stalling on grades. Mike, the master op, says it is a new animal! /DL
Photo Date:  5/10/2012  Upload Date: 5/27/2012 10:14:11 PM
Location:  Walkersville, MD
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Yard
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Views:  138   Comments: 0
The beast is back
Title:  The beast is back
Description:  Recently the Walkersville Southern noted the return of its tie inserter after a rebuild of some of its hydraulic components. It can now develop about twice the presure it did in the past. This resulted in faster tie handleing and fewer stalling on grades. Mike, the master op, says it is a new animal! /DL
Photo Date:  5/10/2012  Upload Date: 5/27/2012 10:14:15 PM
Location:  Walkersville, MD
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Yard
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Views:  105   Comments: 0
The beast is back
Title:  The beast is back
Description:  Recently the Walkersville Southern noted the return of its tie inserter after a rebuild of some of its hydraulic components. It can now develop about twice the presure it did in the past. This resulted in faster tie handleing and fewer stalling on grades. Mike, the master op, says it is a new animal! /DL
Photo Date:  5/10/2012  Upload Date: 5/27/2012 10:14:18 PM
Location:  Walkersville, MD
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Yard
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Views:  106   Comments: 0
The beast is back
Title:  The beast is back
Description:  Recently the Walkersville Southern noted the return of its tie inserter after a rebuild of some of its hydraulic components. It can now develop about twice the presure it did in the past. This resulted in faster tie handleing and fewer stalling on grades. Mike, the master op, says it is a new animal! /DL
Photo Date:  5/10/2012  Upload Date: 5/27/2012 10:14:23 PM
Location:  Walkersville, MD
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Yard
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Views:  134   Comments: 0
Back to work
Title:  Back to work
Description:  Testing. Now it can push out old tie as it slides in a new one. /DL
Photo Date:  5/10/2012  Upload Date: 5/27/2012 10:14:28 PM
Location:  Walkersville, MD
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Yard
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Views:  141   Comments: 0
Semaphore install at the WSRR
Title:  Semaphore install at the WSRR
Description:  Mike Morrey, a member of the Walkersville Southern saved 2 semaphores from an SP line in the Oregon. They were installed in the teens and taken out of service a few years ago. This is the 1st one set up just south of the Station in Walkersville this year.
Photo Date:  5/26/2012  Upload Date: 8/26/2012 2:30:17 PM
Location:  Walkersville, MD
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Signal
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Views:  155   Comments: 0
Semaphore install at the WSRR
Title:  Semaphore install at the WSRR
Description:  Cleaning up the outside and fresh paint... /DL
Photo Date:  5/26/2012  Upload Date: 8/26/2012 2:30:20 PM
Location:  Walkersville, MD
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Signal
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Views:  74   Comments: 0
Semaphore install at the WSRR
Title:  Semaphore install at the WSRR
Description:  Signal's new home in Walkersville.
Photo Date:  5/26/2012  Upload Date: 8/26/2012 2:30:24 PM
Location:  Walkersville, MD
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Signal
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Views:  83   Comments: 0
Semaphore install at the WSRR
Title:  Semaphore install at the WSRR
Description:  Fine tuning the innards. /DL
Photo Date:  5/26/2012  Upload Date: 8/26/2012 2:30:27 PM
Location:  Walkersville, MD
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Signal
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Views:  73   Comments: 0
Semaphore install at the WSRR
Title:  Semaphore install at the WSRR
Description:  A few notes...: The motor, via gear reduction, develops the power to pull the chain to lift the arm. The leingth of the chain between the top and bottom sprokets determine the amount travel and distance of lift applied to the shaft which extends up the pipe to the signal arm. The tubular device on the right is a shock absorber to cuishion the weight of the arm and shaft when they drop. In these two photos the shaft is extended and the arm is down. It is an interesting device to see in operation. The sensor switch which stops the motor – and shaft upwards movement – is sensivitive as is the air vent on the top of the damper. Mike's done an excellent job restoring the innards and refershing the rest of the hardware. Intergration in to trains ops is being discussed. /DL
Photo Date:  5/26/2012  Upload Date: 8/26/2012 2:30:30 PM
Location:  Walkersville, MD
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Signal
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Views:  84   Comments: 0
Semaphore install at the WSRR
Title:  Semaphore install at the WSRR
Description:  A few notes...: The motor, via gear reduction, develops the power to pull the chain to lift the arm. The leingth of the chain between the top and bottom sprokets determine the amount travel and distance of lift applied to the shaft which extends up the pipe to the signal arm. The tubular device on the right is a shock absorber to cuishion the weight of the arm and shaft when they drop. In these two photos the shaft is extended and the arm is down. It is an interesting device to see in operation. The sensor switch which stops the motor – and shaft upwards movement – is sensivitive as is the air vent on the top of the damper. Mike's done an excellent job restoring the innards and refershing the rest of the hardware. Intergration in to trains ops is being discussed. /DL
Photo Date:  5/26/2012  Upload Date: 8/26/2012 2:30:33 PM
Location:  Walkersville, MD
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Signal
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Views:  70   Comments: 0
Semaphore install at the WSRR
Title:  Semaphore install at the WSRR
Description:  Low voltage DC motor. Some fine workmanship here, I really like the glass over the commutator. /DL
Photo Date:  5/26/2012  Upload Date: 8/26/2012 2:30:36 PM
Location:  Walkersville, MD
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Signal
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Views:  87   Comments: 0
Semaphore install at the WSRR
Title:  Semaphore install at the WSRR
Description:  A member of the Walkersville Southern saved 2 semaphores from an old WP line in the west. They were installed in the teens and taken out of service a few years ago. This is the 1st one set up just south of the Station in Walkersville.
Photo Date:  5/26/2012  Upload Date: 8/26/2012 2:30:39 PM
Location:  Walkersville, MD
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Signal
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Views:  84   Comments: 0
Track Crew & The Beast
Title:  Track Crew & The Beast
Description:  Yours Truely aka '/DL' & 'Mike' after setting a couple dozen ties on The South End with The Beast.... ! /DL
Photo Date:  6/8/2012  Upload Date: 6/8/2012 9:01:56 PM
Location:  Harmony Grove, MD
Author:  Ray Soderberg
Categories:  Track
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Views:  1462   Comments: 3
At North Switch
Title:  At North Switch
Description:  Looking south into the yard from the cab of #101. /DL
Photo Date:  9/15/2012  Upload Date: 12/16/2012 9:11:34 PM
Location:  Walkersville, MD
Author:  David Larrabee
Categories:  Yard,Track
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Views:  210   Comments: 1


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