Rail ties ready to roll

An enormous stack of new railroad times, and piles of old ones, fill a dirt lot off Church Street next to the old tracks crossing under Interstate 10. The new ties will become part of the Redlands Passenger Rail Project.

Work on the Redlands Passenger Rail Project continued this week in Redlands and San Bernardino.

According to the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority, the project’s lead agency, this week is focused on “potholing,” (vacuum excavation to obtain visual confirmation of utilities and underground obstructions) between Orange Show Road and Mill Street in San Bernardino.

Another crew is removing old tracks between Interstate 10 and Nevada Street in Redlands.

To follow the progress of construction, visit redlandsrailproject.org/construction/