re HALS, Houston Area Live Steamers

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wa6mdi
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re HALS, Houston Area Live Steamers

Post by wa6mdi » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:55 pm

Anyone have any update on Houston Area Live Steamers and how they made out with Harvey?

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DennisC
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Re: re HALS, Houston Area Live Steamers

Post by DennisC » Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:10 pm

Not quite as bad as last year. Several 40 to 50 ft sections of track, floated off the roadbed. A lot of ballast washed out. Several large sections of track stayed in place, but are hanging in air. Crews Friday and Saturday got one complete route opened for hauling the public it two weeks.
Side story: A place were the ballast got washed out acted like a seine net and trapped a 8" catfish.

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