Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Ballasting and Tamping Transforms Mainline
Ballasting and tamping of the Northwestern Pacific mainline from Lombard compass west to Ignacio by Balfour Beatty forces continues in earnest. In the above view made on August 13, the tamper and ballast regulator work near Schellville (David Baldwin photo).
With vegetation and debris removed and new ties and fresh crushed rock ballast installed, the transformation of the NWP mainline near Schellville is nearly complete (David Baldwin photo).