FRISCO, TX: The Museum of the American Railroad has taken delivery of the track material to be used in the Phase 1 construction project at its new facility in Frisco, Texas. Some 12,000 feet of rail has been delivered to the site by Trac-Work, Incorporated, the winning bidder for the initial Phase 1A track construction. (Click to View Initial Track Construction Plan) The rail was removed from a line near San Angelo, Texas known as the “Orient Line.” Most of the rail dates back to the 1920s and is still in excellent condition.
Known as “re-lay rail,” the 340 pieces, weighing 90 lbs. per yard, and averaging 39 feet in length will be reused to construct all of the Museum’s Phase 1 trackage. Recycling of rail materials is not uncommon in the industry where yard trackage and repairs to lightly traveled branch lines do not require new rail. The re-lay rail is ideal for the Museum’s new facilities, and takes advantage of existing materials without using new resources.
For more detailed plans of the Museum’s construction project in Frisco, click to view Site Plan.
The Museum of the American Railroad is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit Texas Corporation chartered in 1962. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the nation’s railroad heritage through entertaining and educational programs.