CSX track gang hard at work on the old main line train tracks in the Avalon area of Patapsco Valley State Park, Baltimore County, Maryland

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    • Todd
      Todd

      Maybe someone in the know can answer this. This looks like time consuming tedious work so based on the availability of specialized equipment and the size of the crew required to do this and whatever time these guys have in a typical work day..... How much distance can they realistically expect to cover? "Miles wise?" Any idea?

      about 2 years ago
    • Christopher Dibble
      Christopher Dibble In reply to Todd

      it was much,much harder when they built the trans contiental rail road; their work is much easier today in this modern age; ask any pf them.

      about 27 days ago
    • Christopher Dibble
      Christopher Dibble In reply to Todd

      thank's guys;keep up the good work; god bless(chris)

      about 27 days ago
    • straight Bum
      straight Bum In reply to Todd

      Well I worked for Norfolk Southern railroad doing this Same exact thing on a spike puller and we worked 16 hours a day and could do Almost 10 miles which don't sound like much but I was on a rail gang not a tie and surfacing gang

      about 1 month ago
    • ragster1899
      ragster1899 In reply to Todd

      @General Z0d Ties to the lumber industry... Nice pun.

      about 1 month ago
    • Fred Hoffman
      Fred Hoffman In reply to Todd

      @granskare Maybe someday you will be able to teach Trump all of your wisdom and knowledge and how you became a billionaire.

      about 2 months ago
    • Lion Decka
      Lion Decka

      BaltimoreAndOhio Clickbait

      about 16 days ago
    • Christopher Dibble
      Christopher Dibble

      the engineer's don't wave from the trains anymore; not like they did back in 1954; i still get an old tear in my eye, when i hear an old train in the night.

      about 28 days ago
    • DarkVoidIII
      DarkVoidIII

      https://youtu.be/ioF4gW8Gqc0?t=2487 This machine is the most amazing one of all, and yet it was not captured doing it's job. What this machine does is push down the sets of triple jackhammers on each side of the rails into the ballast and vibrates to spread and deepen it. I've seen a machine similar to this operating on Queensland Railways in person, and it is one of the most awesome machines to watch. It can penetrate asphalt like butter if it has to. :D The jackhammer pairs move towards each other in line with the rail and facilitate tamping down the ballast.

      about 1 month ago
    • st7650
      st7650

      1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) It’s about public safety and jobs.
      2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td
      Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of division home page.
      2. Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your member of congress.
      3. Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your member of congress.
      4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current railroaders there’s even a spot for the general public to make there voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and 59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at risk.
      5. safety of the crews and the public must come first!

      You have all got this wrong when it come

      about 1 month ago
    • straight Bum
      straight Bum

      thought about going back though they said they would take me back

      about 1 month ago
    • straight Bum
      straight Bum

      I so miss this kind of work did it for 7 years with Norfolk Southern railroad MOW rail gang I only quit bc I was away from home and didn't see my kids as often as I'd like

      about 1 month ago
    • The home school family uk
      The home school family uk

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      about 1 month ago
    • Denise Tindall
      Denise Tindall

      I like train videos on YouTube 😁

      about 1 month ago
    • st7650
      st7650

      1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) It’s about public safety and jobs.
      2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td
      Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of division home page.
      2. Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your member of congress.
      3. Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your member of congress.
      4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current railroaders there’s even a spot for the general public to make there voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and 59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at risk.
      5. safety of the crews and the public must come first!

      about 1 month ago
    • usaf6387
      usaf6387

      Manufacturing Rail Sleepers (Railroad Ties) in China. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYhDw3Mqrqg

      about 2 months ago
    • usaf6387
      usaf6387

      In my train travels through China I was simply amazed with the rail service and smoothness of the trains. I noticed their railroad ties are made of reinforced concrete which I have also observed in European countries. Seems like the US is way behind the times.

      about 2 months ago
    • usaf6387
      usaf6387 In reply to usaf6387

      @BaltimoreAndOhioRR Did not know that, haven't used passenger rail service in 40 years. My experience wasn't good then.

      about 2 months ago
    • BaltimoreAndOhioRR
      BaltimoreAndOhioRR In reply to usaf6387

      Our passenger trains use them, but our freight trains still use the wooden ones.

      about 2 months ago
    • Bruce Bellinger
      Bruce Bellinger

      Sever editing is needed here.

      about 2 months ago
    • Tom Tee
      Tom Tee

      Why just some ties and not all and how does the machine identify which ones? I went out walking on re engineered rail tracks the other day collecting all the left over rails spikes as the ties are all concrete now..... They are great steel for many lathe projects and I make many timber spikes with them and they're good for making bolts too... There's a lot of steel gets left behind and its there for the taking on a nice day way out in the country with a good walk thrown into the bargain. To be honest, I really think this work would be best for a good crew.... A good team with good gear but not so fully automated as seen here. Machines do the job but then so do men as well.

      about 2 months ago
    • BaltimoreAndOhioRR
      BaltimoreAndOhioRR In reply to Tom Tee

      prior to this work, an employee walks the tracks and marks each tie that needs replacing with a spot of paint. the machine isnt choosing the ties automatically, the operator is looking down and operating the mechanism. they dont do every tie at once, because that would alter the alignment.

      about 2 months ago
    • GTA Roger
      GTA Roger

      Spike and the Tie gang

      about 2 months ago
    • Billy Whyte
      Billy Whyte

      Magic... interesting. Sometimes hear these track guys at work here in Scotland
      😨 .... one of your guys (on 2-way radio) sounds like a Scot' ... immigrant 😎

      about 3 months ago
    • Chris Hauser
      Chris Hauser

      Really well done video. Great camera work and great audio!

      about 3 months ago
    • st7650
      st7650

      1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) It’s about public safety and jobs.
      2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td
      Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of division home page.
      2. Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your member of congress.
      3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your member of congress.
      4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current railroaders there’s even a spot for the general public to make there voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and 59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at risk.

      about 3 months ago
    • Richard Schreiber
      Richard Schreiber

      Years ago for a job in the summertime I was hired on with a Bridge Building Crew. It was a very hard job. Everything was done by hand with shovels and steak bars.
      then the fun of driving the track pins with a long nose hammer. I built up a strong sense of work ethics. Great for football in the fall when I went back to school.

      about 3 months ago
    • pennywise1281
      pennywise1281

      Takin' away the nails

      about 3 months ago
    • whatever
      whatever

      Was this near Hollofield Rd, right by Johnnycake?

      about 4 months ago
    • BaltimoreAndOhioRR
      BaltimoreAndOhioRR In reply to whatever

      not really

      about 4 months ago
    • Brent Frey
      Brent Frey

      So many wacky and wonderful machines!

      about 4 months ago
    • HomerBart7
      HomerBart7

      Awesome video I liked. Please like this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y5feEXQ55Q

      about 4 months ago
    • Abeonthehill
      Abeonthehill

      I was told by a railway engineer in the UK that the wooden track ties resist the impact better from heavy freight trains however, i noticed that in the UK most tracks that are renewed using the re-enforced concrete ties as they resist rot more however, we have tracks that still have wooden ties that have lasted nearly a century ! I personally think that wooden ties are better. Thanks for sharing this fascinating video. Regards.....Abe ( uk )

      about 5 months ago
    • Владимир Котов
      Владимир Котов

      На глаз видно, что рельсы криво и буграми установлены. Нужна коррекция. Эта технология плохая.

      about 5 months ago
    • CJonthelake
      CJonthelake

      I remember seeing these a lot by my elementary school when I was younger

      about 5 months ago
    • ElectronicsTech09
      ElectronicsTech09

      I would find this job very boring.

      about 5 months ago
    • ElectronicsTech09
      ElectronicsTech09

      It's called a spike puller.

      about 5 months ago
    • gabriel reliat
      gabriel reliat

      Very interesting movies. A french fan railroad...

      about 5 months ago
    • Bob Sutton
      Bob Sutton

      Fascinating subject. Video desperately needs an editor.

      about 5 months ago