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Something Old, Something New

Listopad 3rd, 2011

Last week our church had a rummage sale.
I was walking through the piles of old stuff and found a beautiful framed needle point piece. It read, “Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold.” I knew this saying because my mother had it on her dresser for years and then I learned the melody that went with it from my time in Girl Scouts. I began to hum it and the church secretary joined me. We stopped, looked at each other and laughed.
Isn’t it great to connect to someone?
My mind started to go over all of the traditions we have in our family. I remembered the first time I made Thanksgiving Dinner and got to the last line of the stuffing recipe: “then place in pan as this stuffing is not meant to be inserted into the bird.” I freaked and called my mother.
“Just because [...]

Heavy coal and grain trains, more frequent passenger-rail traffic, extreme temperatures, and rain, snow and ice are taking a toll on rail bridges. Decades of service are compromising their condition,we supply all kinds of polished tiles, as well. Many U.S. rail bridges are close to or more than a century old.
With bridges and trestles continuing to age and wear out, there’s a growing need to rebuild or replace many of them. So, railroads are pursuing projects designed to do just that.
Hundreds of bridges are monitored by Norfolk Southern Railway engineering department officials, who maintain an inventory that includes a description of each bridge. All bridges are inspected at least annually, condition is recorded and performed maintenance is logged. The Class I’s bridge program typically involves many projects performed simultaneously.The additions focus on key tag and impact socket combinations,
“Approximately 100 bridge projects in the rehab or construction phase [...]