A railroad track that is being inspected and maintained!

First let me start with a disclaimer! I used www.mapquest.com to identify this section of railroad track as being a Southern Pacific track but there was a sign that said it was a Union Pacific crossing, if this is not correct please let me know. This section of railroad track is in San Antonio Texas and is between the Blanco road and IH-10 and ran from Woodlawn to Summit. After walking a few blocks taking pictures I was pleased to see evidence of a company that has responded to safety concerns! The citizens of San Antonio Texas thank the responsible parties for their work on making these tracks safer. If you click on the thumbnails you will see the full size picture that is not cropped.

Can't other railroad tracks show signs of maintenance like this one?

railroad_track_inspect_maint_tn0369 (7K) As you can see, these tracks look like they are being inspected and maintained! It looks like they have railroad timbers ready to replace older timbers. There are houses within one hundred feet of this track and a major highway crosses the track. railroad_track_inspect_main_tn0379 (10K) Orange marks on some spikes and white dots on the inside of the rail showing some kind of inspection.
railroad_track_inspect_maint_tn0362 (11K) Green and orange marking some type of inspection.
railroad_track_inspect_maint_tn0364 (12K) You can see how close the housing is to the railroad tracks. railroad_track_inspect_maint_tn0370 (11K)Some type of inspection marking.
railroad_track_inspect_maint_tn0373 (10K) A sticker of some sort.
railroad_track_inspect_maint_tn0374 (6K) Some type of inspection writing on the inside of the rail.
railroad_track_inspect_maint_tn0378 (10K) Good timbers replacing bad railroad ties.
railroad_track_inspect_maint_up_tn0375 (9K) Even though maps refer to this track as a Southern Pacific track the sign says the crossing is maintained by Union Pacific. railroad_track_inspect_maint_tn0376 (9K) It looks like they have new timbers ready to replace the old ties.

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This article by Douglas J. Rasor
08-Feb-2005 01:36 PM

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