Railroad work to close four major roads
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Work to refurbish Union Pacific Railroad crossings will close four roads for a week at a time between June 10 and July 8.  Map courtesy of the city of Tracy Development and Engineering Services
Work to refurbish Union Pacific Railroad crossings will close four roads for a week at a time between June 10 and July 8. Map courtesy of the city of Tracy Development and Engineering Services
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Union Pacific Railroad is replacing crossings on four major roads in Tracy, each for a week at a time starting on June 10, according to the city’s development and engineering services department.

The railroad company is improving four grade crossings — an intersection of railroad track and roadway that are on the same level — by replacing old or worn rubber and concrete with new concrete pads, according to a press release from the department on Thursday, May 30.

The work starts at the Central Avenue and Sixth Street crossing — closing Central Avenue from Fourth to Sixth streets June 10 to 17.

Drivers will use detour routes on Fourth Street, Sixth Street and Tracy Boulevard.

Railroad crews will close the crossing on MacArthur Drive, just south of 11th Street from June 17 to 24. MacArthur Drive will be closed from Wagtail Drive and Sixth Street.

Traffic will use detours on Schulte Road, Tracy Boulevard and 11th Street.

Work at an 11th Street railroad crossing will close that road from Alden Glen Drive to Lincoln Boulevard June 24 to July 1.

Drivers will use detours on Corral Hollow Road, Schulte Road and Tracy Boulevard.

Crews are expected to finish at the Tracy Boulevard railroad crossing, just south of 11th Street.

Tracy Boulevard will be closed from Sixth Street to Beechnut Avenue July 1 to 8.

Traffic will be detoured on Schulte Road, Tracy Boulevard, 11th Street and MacArthur Drive.

Residents and business owners with property inside the closed areas will still have access to their homes and businesses.

Detour signs will be posted to direct drivers around the construction.

The city of Tracy will add new paving on both sides of the completed railroad crossings to finish the construction, the release states.

• Contact Glenn Moore at 830-4252 or gmoore@tracypress.com
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oldshoe
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June 04, 2013
The timewas in the 50`s.the OWL was a passenger train that went through Tracy to Fresno down the westside , late at night.
oldshoe
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June 03, 2013
GOOD!! NOW WE CAN WATCH THOSE FREIGHT TRAINS COME THROUGH TOWN LIKE INTHE GOOD OLD DAYS.
Judge_Judy
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June 03, 2013
Newsflash: freight trains have always come through. In fact, Tracy was named after a railroad engineer. I suggest you go to a Lodi graduation and listen to the trains roll by while students receive diplomas. Trains? Isn't a big surprise in the Central Valley. Move if you have something against trains. Either that or you can just keep insulting people who volunteer their time in your community.
oldshoe
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June 03, 2013
judy- judy- judy- I DON`T KNOW HOW OLD YOU ARE, BUT I bet that was a steam engine that went buy when you were graduating.
Judge_Judy
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June 04, 2013
You lost your bet. But in case you are interested in steam engine history... if you get out and talk to the historians around here.

-Steam engines used to fill up west of Tracy (Ellis) years ago.

-At North Tracy there used to be a RR line near Old Spreckles/Holly.

-Downtown Tracy had a switch yard with probably about 20 tracks.

-There used to be a line south too, which is called Carbona out there at Linne and McArthur.

I could go on, but in short, most of the steam engines are out of service or used for tourist rail nowadays. For the record: it was a Diesel engine and has been for a long time.

oldshoe
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June 04, 2013
I love trains, in fact I wouldn`t go to sleep until I heard the OWL leave town.
Ornley_Gumfudgen
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June 04, 2013
oldshoe

Good old Days? Ya mean durin th 80's an early 90's fer th bow tie area? An if memory serves me correctly thair were a couple of steam engines that ran through th area around that time as an exhibition.

Even rode an AMTRAK train from Tracy's bow tie, to Manteca an back one day with a bunch of friends. This was long before ACE.


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