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Re: [FJGRailroad] Snowmobiles

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  • Gino & Kelly DiCarlo
    ... Those are exactly what I was talking about! Someone told me they were to Keep the snowmobiles off the ROW! Now I know what they are for! They did Manage
    Message 1 of 4 , Mar 9, 2003
      > Gino,
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      > Old pieces of rail were sunk about three feet deep to mark the center of the
      > right of way. Obviously this would generally be in the center of the guage.
      > They were put in by the surveyor teams when the right of way was plotted.
      > They had a tendency to creep up and had to be pounded down every so often as
      > part of regular maintenance. Perhaps these are what you have seen. Look at
      > the chart and you may see their locations. Where the line come out from the
      > center of the ROW with chainage numbers are the likely locations of each
      > marker. Those points, indicating the beginnings and endings of the curves
      > both vertical and horizontal, were used to make the maps and profiles.
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      > PKL
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      Those are exactly what I was talking about! Someone told me they were to
      Keep the snowmobiles off the ROW! Now I know what they are for! They did
      Manage to catch the bottom of some sleds though...

      Gino
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