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Extending the track to the Ballast Bunker

May 25, 2009

I'm building this cool ballast bunker that's not worth much unless it can load the rock into the hopper car. Time for more track!

50 more feet of track (5 panels), looking downgrade:
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Looking back upgrade:
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Here's a slideshow of the next stretch of track I plan to install.
It's about 250 feet of 1/2% grade running from the ballast bunker down to the station.
The sitework is pretty simple (minor grading) but I'll still use an excavator to do it.
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