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Date: 10/25/20 19:27
Truxton Flyover Opening
Author: slug96

A pair of ballast trains work on laying the last section of ballast on the new Truxton Flyover on Oct. 25, 2020. After 10 months of construction, the Truxton Flyover is designed to create an easier traffic flow from "right-hand running" to "left-hand running".From Barstow, CA to Truxton, AZ, eastbound trains use main track two (south track) because the grades of Ash Hill, Ibis, and Kingman Canyon. From Truxton to Belen, NM, eastbound trains run on main track one (north track) because of grade separation going over the Continental Divide in New Mexico. As a result of that, the fueling locations in Belen, NM are designed for "left-hand running".Prior to the flyover, trains would have to cross over from one track, to another, via dispatcher controlled switches. This resulted in trains waiting for one of another to clear the switches. With a flyover, it'll create a continuous traffic flow of trains going from main one to main two.

Thanks for looking!








Date: 10/25/20 19:34
Re: Truxton Flyover Opening
Author: mococomike

The good thing it is all state trust land around it so easy public access and camping with in site of it.



Date: 10/25/20 19:43
Re: Truxton Flyover Opening
Author: RailFanAZ

Excellent Shots!  Been watching the monitoring all day today and making lots of notes.  :)

Christi Rossi
RailFanning UP & BNSF In CA, AZ
RailFanAZ.com



Date: 10/25/20 20:12
Re: Truxton Flyover Opening
Author: JAmtrak

 Hey. Im having a hard time locating this. Where is it? TIA/ KFC/ AIA



Date: 10/25/20 20:14
Re: Truxton Flyover Opening
Author: slug96

Truxton, AZ, BNSF Seligman Subdivision. MP 478-MP 475

JAmtrak Wrote:
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>  Hey. Im having a hard time locating this. Where
> is it? TIA/ KFC/ AIA

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Date: 10/25/20 20:20
Re: Truxton Flyover Opening
Author: coach

You gotta wonder why BNSF put in a tight S-curve lead up to a right-angle overpass crossing vs. a longer, but straighter diagonal crossing???



Date: 10/25/20 20:42
Re: Truxton Flyover Opening
Author: exhaustED

coach Wrote:
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> You gotta wonder why BNSF put in a tight S-curve
> lead up to a right-angle overpass crossing vs. a
> longer, but straighter diagonal crossing???

You don't think BNSF kind of know what they're doing? Where's the tight s-curvature exactly, I can't see it?

Re: Truxton flyover: not like Frost?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/25/20 20:47 by exhaustED.



Date: 10/25/20 21:31
Re: Truxton Flyover Opening
Author: PHall

coach Wrote:
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> You gotta wonder why BNSF put in a tight S-curve
> lead up to a right-angle overpass crossing vs. a
> longer, but straighter diagonal crossing???

Tel-e-photo smash.  The long telephoto lens makes the curves look much, much sharper then they really are.



Date: 10/26/20 01:05
Re: Truxton Flyover Opening
Author: zchcsse

Those are some terrific shots!  

-Tom



Date: 10/26/20 07:25
Re: Truxton Flyover Opening
Author: ATSF1129

coach Wrote:
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> You gotta wonder why BNSF put in a tight S-curve
> lead up to a right-angle overpass crossing vs. a
> longer, but straighter diagonal crossing???

Per G.O., the flyover is good for 40mph, this is after coming out of 25 mph Crozier Canyon.  Should not ding freights too bad.



Date: 10/26/20 07:28
Re: Truxton Flyover Opening
Author: goneon66

anybody know what the e/b grade is up over the flyover?

66



Date: 10/26/20 08:33
Re: Truxton Flyover Opening
Author: timz

In the other thread someone said the flyover
was around here

https://goo.gl/maps/M1zJX1CJEWJN34eY8

(Note the old right of way north of the east
end of the curve.)

Presumably the eastward grade is increased
by 0.6% or so -- don't recall what the present
grade is.

(Guess the flyover is above the curve at MP 477.3?
http://old.atsfrr.org/Members/Track/1960/Bel-Top-Phoe/Win-Top.pdf
Which suggests the eastward grade is little
if any steeper than 1.42%.)
 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/26/20 08:40 by timz.



Date: 10/26/20 09:33
Re: Truxton Flyover Opening
Author: mojaveflyer

Really nice shots! Campground next to the tracks? Next thing will be a night time quiet zone....

James Nelson
Thornton, CO



Date: 10/26/20 19:07
Re: Truxton Flyover Opening
Author: bobk

Great shots!



Date: 10/28/20 13:05
Re: Truxton Flyover Opening
Author: Ritzville

Very NICE series!

Larry



Date: 10/28/20 17:02
Re: Truxton Flyover Opening
Author: spider1319

Good job.Thanks for posting.Bill Webb



Date: 10/28/20 18:45
Re: Truxton Flyover Opening
Author: wko

Nice shots, David! How accessible is this spot gonna be with your standard vehicles, SUVs, pickup trucks, etc?
~wko



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