LAYING CONCRETE TIES AT CAJON PASS SUMMIT

My wife and I went for a “Sunday drive” to see the sights and we ended up at  the overlook at Cajon Pass Summit in the early morning, whereupon we were surprised to see this strange contraption sitting on the mainline. We realized quickly it was a tie laying train getting ready to proceed downgrade. We were very surprised when the train started moving as it was moving at a fast paced walking speed, judging from the personnel inspecting the train as it started laying ties. We watched in amazement and figured out how it worked. Perhaps you will share our amazement after watching the slide show video.

About THE OLD MACHINIST

I am 87 years old and married for 65 years. My wife passed away in 2016. I am a retired engineer and spent 35 years developing INS gyroscopes. I was a High School mentor in physics, a mountaineer, a model builder, a machinist and I have a degree in Physics. My interests include railroad history and photography, science history, cosmology, interesting people, and old engineering drawings. I place a high value on my friendships. I enjoyed my life and I am trying to look forward with a sense of anticipation and curiosity.
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