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Offline thpbears

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Bristol railfanning
« on: March 18, 2017, 10:00:20 PM »
Just left Bristol VA and seems trains are stacked up everywhere. A friend said that they are doing MOW work on the Rat hole so rerouting is bringing then through Bristol.

Offline Bill Richardson

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Re: Bristol railfanning
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2017, 09:47:15 PM »
What is MOW work?

Offline NSyorktown

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Re: Bristol railfanning
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 03:29:23 AM »
"Maintenance of way" work . . . complete sections of right-of-way are taken off-line, for routine grading, tie replacement, etc.  If the parade of tie cranes, tampers, ballast regulators, and related equipment can have access to a line for a day or so, they can efficiently improve miles and miles of track.  But if they constantly have to stop and put equipment on a siding for every passing train, it can take forever.

It sounds like MOW crews had full access to the CNO&TP line, with scheduled trains re-routed elsewhere.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2017, 03:34:07 AM by NSyorktown »

Offline Bill Richardson

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Re: Bristol railfanning
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2017, 08:11:40 PM »
Thank you for the explanation.