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Loading the rails at CANAC. The men at CANAC were very helpful. The rail was all ready for us when we came and it didn't take long to load.

Below is the driver Leonard Scholtz with the 1979 Chevy Bruin and 28 ft. flatbed.


Leonard Scholtz ready to roll!

Rail cutting. Here are some of the shorter hour lines cut from the rail. The saw used to cut the rail is also shown. The drawing in the background shows the cutting specifications for all the hour lines.

The hour lines will be sandblasted and then a clear coat will be applied.


Sandblasting the rails. Sandblasting from a different angle.
Here all the rails are ready to be sandblasted. Only the top surface will be sandblasted as the rest of the track will be located below the ground level. All the sharp edges that resulted from cutting were rounded with a grinder. It was interesting preparing the track. Because it is used track, it is worn from the many train wheels that have passed across it over years of service. In fact, the odd chip of steel has been broken from an edge. This track has a lot of history worn into its surfaces.

Completed rail. The rail was moved to the site in preparation for installation. The shorter lengths were stored at the town yard.

There was 225 ft. of rail used weighing 6375 pounds. The rail varied in length from 25 in. (59 lb.) to 14.3 ft. (405 lb.).

Great care was taken in cutting the rail to ensure that when they were set into position, the fit was as accurate as possible. This turned out to be so.

 

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