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 Posted: Mon Jun 23rd, 2014 12:01 am
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..... but wouldn't the ties also either be spiked, screwed, or bolted to the longitudinals ??.


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 Posted: Mon Jun 23rd, 2014 07:58 am
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of course the sleepers, sorry ties, were bolted to the longitudinals:


But not necessarily every one of them, as you can see in the photo.

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Couple things of note here.

There were no guard rails--which was common US practice (?)

The outboard square pieces, which evidently were there to keep a derailed wheelset from going over the edge, ara bolted to the same tie that is bolted to the longitudinals.

Actually, I prefer "sleepers" to "ties'. I wear slip on shoes, so I,m much better at sleeping, than tying.

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@Herb
This particular one is in Paisley, Ontario. So it has sleepers, I reckon.



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Here's a small trestle for a mine tram -- just like the "big" trestle shown above, only every fourth tie is bolted to the stringers.



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 Posted: Tue Jun 24th, 2014 10:45 pm
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Interesting photo Ray. Were the wagons/trams/cars pushed by hand - hence the central walkway plank ??.


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Yes, hand-pushed ore carts were used.



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 Posted: Wed Jun 25th, 2014 09:15 am
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Any idea where the photo was taken, Ray ?.

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Michael, that's at the Nivloc Mine in Nevada.



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Thanks Ray.

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