Monday, September 08, 2008

NB Southern Washout Photos

I happened to be going to Saint John today, so on the way I drove through Grand Bay to see if I could find the washed-out track. At Ferry Road in Westfield I saw two NB Southern MOW vehicles doing some work on the track near the crossing.

To my untrained eye, it looked like they were redistributing the ballast.

I also noticed three empty NBSR log cars in the Westfield Beach siding. I have never seen anything but MOW equipment in this siding.

The actual track washout happened in downtown Grand Bay. It looks like about 40' of track was undercut.
NB Southern Track Washout

There were a few people there, apparently waiting for more loads of gravel. I spoke to one of the MOW people and they said the track should be reopened tonight. I presume it will have a slow order!
NB Southern Track Washout
You can click on those photos for a larger view.

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