Friday, May 22, 2009
Project Update: Lombard-Ignacio Section
Keith Powley of HNTB Corporation - also the resident engineer of track rehabilitation who works on behalf of the North Coast Railroad Authority - reports that 43,000 ties will soon be replaced by Balfour Beatty forces on the section of NWP mainline between Lombard and Ignacio. Rock is being trucked from Syar Industries in Napa to the NWP yard in Schellville now and ballasting of the 25-mile Lombard-Ignacio section will commence in June. Once the rehabilitation is complete, this trackage will be lifted to Class 3 standards.
In the above picture taken in Black Point on May 20, Powley is marking existing ties for replacement as Balfour Beatty employees behind him drop replacement ties at the appropriate locations.