Live Oak Grove Junction Grades Improved
Embankment and roadbed pavers installed and planting areas get attention, too!
After months of engineering, weeks of preparation and quite a few assorted delays, the second phase of the Rubbber & Rawhide's Big Boy Welcome project is finally approaching completion!
The roadbed has been carefully regraded to provide nearly constant grades throughout most of the area shown in the photograph. While the seven percent grade between the sidewalk and the Cedar Groin Tunnel (not shown) is more than our usual maximum, this section of track will see rather limited use up that grade.
To assure trouble-free operation of the switch, the grade was held constant across all three legs. This did necessitate a moderate three percent upgrade between the Live Oak Junction and Jupiter Return.