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Union Pacific Glidden Sub Double Tracking Project – Update from Hillcroft

February 8, 2013

Continuing with my coverage of  Union Pacific’s double-tracking project on the Glidden subdivision, this post will cover the area around Hillcroft Avenue in southwest Houston over the 6-week period between October 4 and November 21, 2012.

Here are 2 views from Hillcroft Avenue on October 4th. Looking east, the subgrade for the new main is nearing completion, with just a bit more fill material to be worked into the subgrade.

Union Pacific new Glidden sub main line in Houston TX

Looking west from Hillcroft, the subgrade is still undergoing excavation work.

Union Pacific new Glidden sub main line in Houston TX

Looking east from Hillcroft on November 21st, all subgrade work was completed and concrete crossties were in place to within 50 yards of the grade crossing.

Union Pacific new Glidden sub main line at Hillcroft Avenue in Houston TX

Standing in the  Hillcroft Avenue median and looking west, surveyor markings indicate where the second main will be.

Union Pacific new Glidden sub main line at Hillcroft Avenue in Houston TX

Looking west, the subgrade near the grade crossing still lacks some work, but the remainder appears complete as crossties are already in place.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Howard Bingham permalink
    February 8, 2013 2:34 am

    Looks like the concrete sound wall will get some testing as to blocking sound from passing trains.. Not high enough though to block horn & locomotive noise..!

  2. February 8, 2013 10:53 am

    Continuing to ” LOOK’N-GOOD “, fall weather must have ‘ TREATED’M-KINDLY ‘, hope winter does as well ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Sure would be A-KICK to ‘ BE-IN-THE-CAB ‘ on the ‘ FIRST-OVER ‘ – – – – – – Hope you can ‘ MAKE-THE-SCENE ‘ ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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