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Workin’ On The Railroad

By Staff | Jun 5, 2008

Workin' on the railroad. -- Dan Voigt photo

Crews from the Iowa Chicago and Eastern Railroad have been working their way east along the tracks replacing ties and inspecting the main rail line through the county in recent days. Off-loading new ties earlier this week with a hydraulic grapple is a far cry from the old days of manually throwing the new ties alongside the track and then manhandling them into place under the rails.