Ben Hillyer/The Natchez Democrat — Crews from Texas railroad construction company Trak Time use a rail-mounted crane to pick up new creosoted rail ties that were unloaded along the side of a portion of the railroad extending from Canal Street to Homochitto Street. With the help of the crane, the ties were placed in line to replace ties that have rotted and worn out over time. In the coming weeks crews will pick up the rails, remove the old ties and replace them. The work is part of a maintenance project that encompasses the railroad from Natchez to Brookhaven.

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Published 12:01am Friday, December 28, 2012