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Kinda Neat, BNSF's Rail Welding & Loading Facility
« on: January 03, 2010, 07:13:15 PM »
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I was looking at Bing after seeing Andrew's water tower on A-Board and saw this.

http://www.bing.com/maps/#JnE9eXAuTGF1cmVsJTJjK01UJTdlc3N0LjAlN2VwZy4xJmJiPTQ3LjM5NjU3OTA3NjAzMjclN2UtMTE0LjgwMjc3OTcwNDMzMiU3ZTQ3LjM5MDc5MDQ5NTUzNzQlN2UtMTE0LjgxNjk3Mzk1NDQzOQ==

Could be a really neat facility to add next to a yard.

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Re: Kinda Neat, BNSF's Rail Welding & Loading Facility
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2010, 08:14:32 PM »
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interesting seeing that length of rail coming out of the building and then onto the train...

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Re: Kinda Neat, BNSF's Rail Welding & Loading Facility
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2010, 01:06:17 AM »
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   On a N.R.H.S. National Railway Historical Society Convention with my dad in the early 1990's we got tour the Conrail "Luckanow" (spell check name) rail welding facilityat Conway Yard. Yes very impressive and a neat model could be built,but it takes up alot of space unless you selectively compress it.               Nate Goodman (Nato).

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Re: Kinda Neat, BNSF's Rail Welding & Loading Facility
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2010, 01:39:07 AM »
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I make it up to that facility about once a year (trying to count inventory on rail-feet is not fun).  It'll probably be a while before I get up there again, but I'll try to get photos the next time that I am if people are interested.
-Mark

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Re: Kinda Neat, BNSF's Rail Welding & Loading Facility
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2010, 05:52:09 PM »
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   On a N.R.H.S. National Railway Historical Society Convention with my dad in the early 1990's we got tour the Conrail "Luckanow" (spell check name) rail welding facilityat Conway Yard. Yes very impressive and a neat model could be built,but it takes up alot of space unless you selectively compress it.               Nate Goodman (Nato).

Wow Nate, close, but no cigar!

Lucknow was actually located in Harrisburg (Conway is out near Pittsburgh).
http://thecrhs.org/PreservationProjects/Lucknow

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Re: Kinda Neat, BNSF's Rail Welding & Loading Facility
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2010, 06:16:59 PM »
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Several years ago, I had the privilege of visiting the CSX plant in Ashland .. here is an old link I have online

http://www.csxfan.railfan.net/misc/welded_rail/welded.htm

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Re: Kinda Neat, BNSF's Rail Welding & Loading Facility
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2010, 01:46:36 AM »
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   Well it must be my 63 years young memory, we did also got to tour a hump yard (was this conway?) and see cars going over the top. Nate Goodman (Nato).

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Re: Kinda Neat, BNSF's Rail Welding & Loading Facility
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2010, 10:08:36 AM »
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Sounds like Conway.

Enola (right across the river from Conway) had a hump too at various points in its history (like now).