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Date: 06/20/22 21:12
ORHC Turntable Pit - 6/20 update
Author: asheldrake

looking for another kind flip...........

The Oregon Rail Heritage Center in Portland, Oregon turntable pit is nearing excavation completion by the Rick Franklin Company crews....next step is Omega Morgan and the building of the pit and installation of the rehab'd turntable.  This picture taken June 20th.  Note, that although we have had a record breaking spring rail fall, the pit remains dry as the former Inman-Paulson Lumber Company sawdust fill drains well.   Arlen



Date: 06/20/22 21:29
Re: ORHC Turntable Pit - 6/20 update
Author: DTWilson

rotated for the other hemisphere.




Date: 06/20/22 21:40
Re: ORHC Turntable Pit - 6/20 update
Author: Hillcrest

That's normally what we call in the dirt business "Bad Ground" but if it drains, all is forgiven. Nice work!

Cheers, Dave



Date: 06/21/22 10:04
Re: ORHC Turntable Pit - 6/20 update
Author: Macster

Is there only going to be the one track in and out of the building or will there be any other tracks along the turntable?



Date: 06/21/22 10:45
Re: ORHC Turntable Pit - 6/20 update
Author: Hillcrest

 I saw a diagram or "artists' rendering" that showed the track out of the enginehouse door and another that ran around the outside of the building on the same side IIRC, Brian. Sure gonna be a cool addition to the place.

Cheers, Dave 



Date: 06/21/22 10:53
Re: ORHC Turntable Pit - 6/20 update
Author: jst3751

Macster Wrote:
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> Is there only going to be the one track in and out
> of the building or will there be any other tracks
> along the turntable?

This Google image should help




Date: 06/21/22 11:12
Re: ORHC Turntable Pit - 6/20 update
Author: asheldrake

some of us are hoping also for some garden tracks off the turntable to display items like the Davenport, former Brooklyn diesel switcher loco, the UP caboose, maybe the Mt. Hood sleeper/lounge, etc....time will tell.   as noted earlier, the line around the east side of the building to the turntable makes a lot of sense.   Arlen



Date: 06/22/22 21:48
Re: ORHC Turntable Pit - 6/20 update
Author: Jsporseen

Arlen is correct that the track on the east side of the building is sensible.  Moving a locomotive or other piece of rolling stock thru the enginhouse every time the turntable needs to be accessed would be not only time consuming it would be almost impossible.  I'll bet that there will be a third way to access the TT.  A connection to the yard trracks is a definite possibility.  The whole project is going to a PR bonanza for the ORHC.



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