Canadian Pacific crews lift railroad tracks above floodwaters
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Canadian Pacific crews lift railroad tracks above floodwaters

August 14, 2019


MORE SERVICES THAN IN THE PAST. VETERANS WILL NO LONGER HAVE TO TRAVEL TO IOWA CITY FOR SERVICES LIKE AUDIOLOGY, OPTHALMOLOGY, PHYSICAL THERAPY, CHIROPRACTIC, PODIATRY AND HOME-BASED PRIMARY CARE. STOPPING CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAYS. LOCAL FOUR’S GRACE RUNKEL REPORTS THE TRAINS WILL KEEP RUNNING EVEN WHEN THE RIVER IS 20 FEET DEEP. 3 “(GRACE): The flood waters are rising, but luckily for trains coming through Davenport the railroad tracks are too. Canadian Pacific crews are raising the tracks once again, this time higher than ever before.NAT: train IN ORDER TO FIRST DROP GRAVEL ON THE TRACKS. NAT: dropping gravel THEN A PLOW COMES THROUGH TO CREATE A SMOOTH SURFACE. NAT: plow through water LAST, AN EXCAVATOR COMES IN TO LIFT UP THE TIES AND SET THE TRACKS ON TOP OF THE ROCKS. A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE CREW SAYS THEY STILL HAVE SEVERAL DAYS AHEAD OF THEM … AND THEY’VE ALREADY USED ABOUT 16 HUNDRED TONS OF GRAVEL. BY THE TIME WORK IS DONE … THE TRACK FROM THE SKY BRIDGE DOWN TO MARQUETTE STREET WILL BE SEVERAL INCHES HIGHER.AND THAT MEANS THE TRAINS CAN GET WHERE THEY NEED TO RIGHT ON TIME. even after the flood waters go down. In Davenport Grace Runkel Local 4 News.” 3

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