Wednesday, November 17, 2010

X Marks the Spot

While sitting at the picnic table in Greenville, B noticed an unusual configuration to the train tracks. They ran two sides of the park-- but not parallel. Over at one corner, the tracks junctioned at a (close to) right-angle intersection.


We decided we had never seen this anywhere before.


Look at what they had to do with the ties to support it.


The lips on the train wheels ride on the inside of the rails. Each rail has  been cut here to allow the lips to go through the intersection. Extra steel has been bolted in to add more support.

Sure hope someone’s tracking the trains on the tracks.

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