Not an industry expert but I will assume RR signal/communication cabling. You also occasionally see municipal and telco cabling and even water lines if they have an easement.Follow up: can some industry experts please tell me what the conduit running alongside the tracks is? The new piping is black (PVC), over the bridge it’s Steele and after being covered is brown.
Whats it’s purpose?
Finally got around for a walkabout today and got some shots of the progressive of the double tracking and Second platform at Guelph Central.
Heading East from the old Dublin Street Crossing to the station…
Kinda weird, because in Google satellite view it appears that it was already double tracked from Dublin St to the station. I guess the old track bed and bridge just weren't good enough, although the south span they dropped appears to be of the same design and vintage as the north span they're still using. Metrolinx works in mysterious ways.
Has there ever been talk of extending the Railpath northward?