Choose your color scheme:
The Vette Barn  
 
Go Back   The Vette Barn > Off Topic/Babes/Other > Off Topic

Off Topic Off Topic - General non-Corvette related discussion.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools
Old 06-20-2019, 04:29pm   #1
carlton_fritz
Barn Stall Owner #1991
Bantayan Kids '13
Points: 51,172, Level: 100
Activity: 63.6%
 
carlton_fritz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Brains and bewbs. The motherload.
Posts: 26,554
Thanks: 9,209
Thanked 3,346 Times in 2,266 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $38600215
Default Photos for Locovette

What are your thoughts on these tracks. New tracks put down last year. They make a horrible clatter.
Attached Thumbnails
Tracks 2.jpg  

tracks.jpg  

carlton_fritz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2019, 04:35pm   #2
69camfrk
Barn Stall Owner #6969
NCM Supporter '11, '12,'17
Points: 45,233, Level: 100
Activity: 77.4%
 
69camfrk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Somewhere in GA
Posts: 18,024
Thanks: 6,320
Thanked 7,700 Times in 3,555 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1063217
Default

Didn't you know that tracks always clatter for a year or two until they are broken in??
69camfrk is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to 69camfrk For This Useful Post:
Old 06-20-2019, 04:35pm   #3
snide
Barn Raising II,III
NCM Supporter '13
Bantayan Kids '17
Points: 89,699, Level: 100
Activity: 99.6%
 
snide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: I could never live there.
Posts: 51,028
Thanks: 25,604
Thanked 10,269 Times in 5,346 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $119003822
Default

Looks like someone did a shit job.
snide is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to snide For This Useful Post:
Old 06-20-2019, 05:08pm   #4
Norm
Barn Stall Owner #1776
NCM Supporter '11,'12,'13,'14,'15,'16,'17,'19
Bantayan Kids '13,'17
Points: 47,563, Level: 100
Activity: 44.1%
 
Norm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Delmarva
Posts: 10,300
Thanks: 3,178
Thanked 7,663 Times in 2,575 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2002001442
Default

No clickity-clack? Is that mud? How'd it get there?
__________________
CnC JCS USA USN USMC USCG USAF USAR USNR USMCR USCGR USAFR ARNG ANG USPHS NOAA USMM AUS CSA Police/Fire/EMS/EMT
Thank You For Your Service
The ultimate participation ribbon

Norm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2019, 05:21pm   #5
vtelvr
Barn Raising IV
Points: 11,787, Level: 75
Activity: 6.8%
 
vtelvr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Georgia. Fk polar vortex
Posts: 3,372
Thanks: 1,050
Thanked 645 Times in 388 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2412454
Default

We have three rail crossings near our house. None of which are even remotely smooth to cross over. I am not sure who is responsible for maintaining the track to asphalt transition, but I wish they would do something about these intersections.
vtelvr is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to vtelvr For This Useful Post:
Old 06-20-2019, 05:27pm   #6
carlton_fritz
Barn Stall Owner #1991
Bantayan Kids '13
Points: 51,172, Level: 100
Activity: 63.6%
 
carlton_fritz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Brains and bewbs. The motherload.
Posts: 26,554
Thanks: 9,209
Thanked 3,346 Times in 2,266 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $38600215
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Norm View Post
No clickity-clack? Is that mud? How'd it get there?
Lots of mud. Right behind the house, where a train derailed in 2014. That is partly why there are new tracks. It looks even worse in person.
carlton_fritz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2019, 05:29pm   #7
carlton_fritz
Barn Stall Owner #1991
Bantayan Kids '13
Points: 51,172, Level: 100
Activity: 63.6%
 
carlton_fritz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Brains and bewbs. The motherload.
Posts: 26,554
Thanks: 9,209
Thanked 3,346 Times in 2,266 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $38600215
Default

The rail line is adding more side rails to allow for the increased number of trains. One would think that some money would have been spent on doing the line right.
carlton_fritz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2019, 05:44pm   #8
Black94lt1
Barn Stall Owner #13
Barn Raising II,III,IV

NCM Supporter '13,'14,'16,'17,'19
Bantayan Kids '13,'15,'17
GTMS 18
Points: 16,754, Level: 89
Activity: 31.2%
 
Black94lt1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Ypsilanti, Mi
Posts: 9,609
Thanks: 5,086
Thanked 1,766 Times in 1,352 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $423458
Default

Never seen mud like that between the ties, seems like drainage issues with the bed
Black94lt1 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Black94lt1 For This Useful Post:
Old 06-20-2019, 05:53pm   #9
SnikPlosskin
Barn Stall Owner #93
Points: 37,916, Level: 100
Activity: 8.6%
 
SnikPlosskin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Uranus, Tx
Posts: 6,867
Thanks: 764
Thanked 5,153 Times in 1,647 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $24713266
Default

The maid needs fired.
SnikPlosskin is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to SnikPlosskin For This Useful Post:
Old 06-20-2019, 06:27pm   #10
Loco Vette
Barn Stall Owner #54
Barn Raising II,III

Bantayan Kids '13,'17
Points: 22,899, Level: 100
Activity: 28.0%
 
Loco Vette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 11,791
Thanks: 7,267
Thanked 3,814 Times in 1,508 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $6025253
Default

Looks like they used a limestone ballast which is crushing, or the soil underneath is pushing up through the ballast. Neither of those are mistakes that a Class I would typically make, though. Any unusual weather events in the area?
Loco Vette is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Loco Vette For This Useful Post:
Old 06-20-2019, 06:59pm   #11
carlton_fritz
Barn Stall Owner #1991
Bantayan Kids '13
Points: 51,172, Level: 100
Activity: 63.6%
 
carlton_fritz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Brains and bewbs. The motherload.
Posts: 26,554
Thanks: 9,209
Thanked 3,346 Times in 2,266 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $38600215
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Loco Vette View Post
Looks like they used a limestone ballast which is crushing, or the soil underneath is pushing up through the ballast. Neither of those are mistakes that a Class I would typically make, though. Any unusual weather events in the area?
It just rains all the time. The tracks are between 4 and 5 feet above the surrounding ground. They came in and put down new rock and a continuous line so they can run 40+ mph and a lot more trains. This is what it looks like less than a year after the work was done.
carlton_fritz is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to carlton_fritz For This Useful Post:
Old 06-21-2019, 01:38am   #12
mrvette
Latin American Goat Roper
Barn Stall Owner #101
Bantayan Kids '13
Points: 79,426, Level: 100
Activity: 50.0%
 
mrvette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Orange Park Florida
Posts: 46,443
Thanks: 22,758
Thanked 6,477 Times in 3,635 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1129147
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vtelvr View Post
We have three rail crossings near our house. None of which are even remotely smooth to cross over. I am not sure who is responsible for maintaining the track to asphalt transition, but I wish they would do something about these intersections.
Here in Orange Park, we have two, 3 lane each way commercial highways, and a small center road of just one-two lanes each way in the middle, and the greatly raised RR track essentially follows the St. Johns River all the way down to Miami region.....OP has a nice little station there with som privately owned RR pass cars parked there, about 6 of them.....many olde tyme millionaire families used to live here....Penny, as in JC Penny, is one that comes to mind....

but the tracks have been through a MAJOR rebuild since I been here, used to be rough as a cob crossing them, now the roads were made wider and they smoothed out the humps so that even my vette rides smooth over the tracks, still a hell of a hump though.....took them about a year each to do the job, and for a month or so, the crossing was closed to street traffic, talk about a major mess, traffic through/around here is just ASStounding for a little sleepy retirement village no one ever heard of.....think it was DC or NYC....

mrvette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2019, 08:21am   #13
Loco Vette
Barn Stall Owner #54
Barn Raising II,III

Bantayan Kids '13,'17
Points: 22,899, Level: 100
Activity: 28.0%
 
Loco Vette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 11,791
Thanks: 7,267
Thanked 3,814 Times in 1,508 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $6025253
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vtelvr View Post
We have three rail crossings near our house. None of which are even remotely smooth to cross over. I am not sure who is responsible for maintaining the track to asphalt transition, but I wish they would do something about these intersections.
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrvette View Post
Here in Orange Park, we have two, 3 lane each way commercial highways, and a small center road of just one-two lanes each way in the middle, and the greatly raised RR track essentially follows the St. Johns River all the way down to Miami region.....OP has a nice little station there with som privately owned RR pass cars parked there, about 6 of them.....many olde tyme millionaire families used to live here....Penny, as in JC Penny, is one that comes to mind....

but the tracks have been through a MAJOR rebuild since I been here, used to be rough as a cob crossing them, now the roads were made wider and they smoothed out the humps so that even my vette rides smooth over the tracks, still a hell of a hump though.....took them about a year each to do the job, and for a month or so, the crossing was closed to street traffic, talk about a major mess, traffic through/around here is just ASStounding for a little sleepy retirement village no one ever heard of.....think it was DC or NYC....

Each crossing has a blue sign somewhere on it with a number you can call to report such things. If that doesn't work call the rail division of your state DOT and they will harass the RR for you. (Trust me, I know.)
Attached Thumbnails
RR Crossing sign.jpg  

Loco Vette is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Loco Vette For This Useful Post:
Old 06-21-2019, 04:24pm   #14
carlton_fritz
Barn Stall Owner #1991
Bantayan Kids '13
Points: 51,172, Level: 100
Activity: 63.6%
 
carlton_fritz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Brains and bewbs. The motherload.
Posts: 26,554
Thanks: 9,209
Thanked 3,346 Times in 2,266 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $38600215
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Loco Vette View Post
Each crossing has a blue sign somewhere on it with a number you can call to report such things. If that doesn't work call the rail division of your state DOT and they will harass the RR for you. (Trust me, I know.)
I have never seen that.
carlton_fritz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2019, 04:54pm   #15
Loco Vette
Barn Stall Owner #54
Barn Raising II,III

Bantayan Kids '13,'17
Points: 22,899, Level: 100
Activity: 28.0%
 
Loco Vette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 11,791
Thanks: 7,267
Thanked 3,814 Times in 1,508 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $6025253
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by carlton_fritz View Post
I have never seen that.
If you can find a crossing that doesn't have one tell me where it is and I'll tell you how to report it to the feds.
Loco Vette is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Loco Vette For This Useful Post:
Old 06-21-2019, 05:55pm   #16
dvarapala
Vette Barn Crew
Points: 3,547, Level: 39
Activity: 59.1%
 
dvarapala's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: SoCal
Posts: 490
Thanks: 37
Thanked 84 Times in 59 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2795
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 69camfrk View Post
Didn't you know that tracks always clatter for a year or two until they are broken in??
* paid for
dvarapala is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2019, 06:35pm   #17
LilRedCorvette
A Real Barner
Points: 14,751, Level: 83
Activity: 5.4%
 
LilRedCorvette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 4,217
Thanks: 1,595
Thanked 1,375 Times in 740 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $3014613
Cool

Quote:
Originally Posted by Loco Vette View Post
Each crossing has a blue sign somewhere on it with a number you can call to report such things. If that doesn't work call the rail division of your state DOT and they will harass the RR for you. (Trust me, I know.)
Quote:
Originally Posted by carlton_fritz View Post
I have never seen that.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Loco Vette View Post
If you can find a crossing that doesn't have one tell me where it is and I'll tell you how to report it to the feds.
Ever since you told us about that in another RR thread, I have been able to spot those lil blue signs just about every time I encounter a RR crossing but think I have seen a couple without, so whatever info you have on properly reporting those would be great
LilRedCorvette is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to LilRedCorvette For This Useful Post:
Reply

The Vette Barn > Off Topic/Babes/Other > Off Topic


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:15pm.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2009 - 2019 The Vette Barn


Support the Barn:
 
Download the Mobile App;
 
Follow us on Facebook:

Become a Stall Owner

 

Apple iOS App        Google Android App

 

Visit our Facebook page