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UP Glidden Subdivision Double Tracking Project – Update from Heacker

January 30, 2013

I’ve been remiss in keeping you up to speed on Union Pacific’s Glidden Sub double-tracking project. It’s at the far east end of the Glidden subdivision. Phase 1 of this capacity expansion effort is between CP SA014 (Heacker) and CP SA019 (Missouri City).

My first post showed the project as it was in late August of last year. This post will look at it On October 4, October 19, and November 21, 2012. This post will show the changes at Heacker over this 6 week time frame.

The roadbed is almost complete in this 10/4/2012 view of UP 3940 kicking up the dust as it leads the LHT43 local eastbound.

UP SD70M 3940 on LHT43 local at Heacker TX

UP SD70M 3940 on LHT43 local at Heacker TX

Concrete crossties are in place in this 10/19/2012 view, looking west from Heacker.

Union Pacific trackwork at Heacker TX

Union Pacific concrete crossties  at Heacker TX

 Moving 200 yards west, this was the view eastward and westward, respectively.

New UP trackwork at Heacker TX

New UP trackwork at Heacker TX

By the time of my 11/21/2012 visit, rails had been secured to the crossties. The new main is starting to come together!

Union Pacific trackwork at Heacker-11/21/2012

Union Pacific trackwork at Heacker-11/21/2012

Union Pacific trackwork at Heacker-11/21/2012

A single crossover is being installed about 1/4 mile west of CP SA014.  Harrisburg sub traffic, primarily BNSF, will use this crossover to    access the new main.

Union Pacific trackwork at Heacker-11/21/2012

Union Pacific trackwork at Heacker-11/21/2012

The next post will cover the same timeframe, but from the vicinity of the Chimney Rock Drive grade crossing near MP 14.9.

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  1. January 31, 2013 12:54 pm

    BRINGS-BACK-OLD-TIMES ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !Lotsa-diference-though – – – – – We were do’n INDUSTRIAL, so noth’h-this-FANCY ! ! ! ! ! REALLY GREAT PRO-PHOTOS ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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