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Updated: 06/19/2014 08:00:03AM

Railroad cleanup on the move

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Ever wonder how old railroad ties get moved from the middle of nowhere to a disposal site? CSX Railroad crews have recently updated the lines by replacing railroad ties and checking the track. This photos shows the end result of that maintenance. Workers from an independent company drive a specially equipped truck down the line to pick up the used ties. This truck has both tires and railroad wheels for dual travel. After the heavy wooden ties are collected from the line, they meet a tractor-trailer rig at a convenient location to offload the old ties for disposal. This was the scene of that action on Lake Mirror Road, just south of Lake Placid.

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