Video: 17-Car Construction Train Laying Track On Hartford Line

October 12, 2016

Watch the 250-ton Harsco Rail track construction machine as it automatically drops 800-pound concrete ties, simultaneously guiding two iron rails into place, then clamping them to the ties. The lead machine is followed by 15 flatbed cars carrying ties that are shuttled to the lead machine by a crane that runs back and forth on the train. Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Amtrak chief engineer Rodrigo Bitar said on Tuesday the job was on course for a January 2018 launch of the first phase of service.