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That's overkill ain't it?

http://www.lex18.com/story/36754859/police-man-beat-lexington-woman-to-death-with-railroad-tie

That dood must be huge! Just liftin' one strains the brain! Damn



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In Europe and Australia the story would read "man beat woman to death with a railroad sleeper".
I'm sure somebody here knows what a wooden railroad tie/sleeper weighs. I'm thinking 300-500lbs.
I'm thinking the killer was strong enough to lift one end up high over the victim and just let go.
Nobody other than Superman could pick up a railroad tie/sleeper like a baseball bat and use it
to kilt somebody.

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We used to figure new 8 ft (M) standard ties at 175 lbs (M) each.

Some of those black oozers felt like they were petrified wood.

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Worked a section gang back east one summer. Pulling ties, and sliding new/used good ones in as replacements, onedood could 'pull' one out with tongs. But Lifting 'em, nope! Decent, good ones weigh between 180-250 lbs.

We'd dig out ballast from one end, pop spikes, and out they go, ta rot aside the ROW. Newer/good/used ties would be slipped in from the opposite end, then jacked up, plates placed on, pilot holes drilled, new spikes placed, and the best 'windmill' would drive 'em home!

Phun schitt. Until ya smack the railheads instead of the spike heads! Worst railroad job ever!

 



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When I sampled that job we jacked up the rail first then pulled the spikes and attempted to slide the tie outit out, it was a lot easier to break the tie loose from the roadway (specially if it was more cinders than ballast)

We always slid the new tie back into the hole the old one came out, those fukin ballast rakes were great to dig with, but why do it if ya dont haffta?

Once the replacement tie was in place, throw the tie plates on, kick the jacks down dropping the rail onto the tieplate/tie then hammer the spikes in. Drill a hole for the spike? Never seen it done.

Maybbe  if yer guys used hammers instead of a spike maul..... Then after ya replace the days quota ya get ta find out how to line and level track. And remember, only the BOSSMAN can eyeball the track.  



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Pilot holes, how dainty.

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