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Stuff I see

Discussion in 'General Industry Questions' started by 95zIV, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. 95zIV

    95zIV Senior Member

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    I just figured I'd post some pictures of the stuff I see both being transported and just sitting along the rail.
     

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    Just some more

    The pilot working with us was watching this train go by and he says to us "here comes tanks", we thought he meant tank cars, by the time I realized what he meant and got my camera they where down the track aways, but I tried none the less.
     

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    Nice pictures. Quite a change of scenery. Are those all taken in Vermont?
     
  4. BrianHay

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    For sure, I enjoyed them to. The picture below the tanks ....... :confused: what is it?
     
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    Great pics, do you work for the railroad??
     
  6. wrenchbender

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    Hi Brian, I think those used to be called Popcarts they're used fo RR track inspection and rail alignment if I remember correctly. This little critter has a couple of guys onboard it that check the tracks, it is also used to pull trailers loaded with replacement crossties while replacing them. There are a lot of different styles of these little fellers some have only one job and some have many duties. Some are equiped with a small crane with a grapple and are called tie cranes.

    BTW nice pics 95zIV
     
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    Thanks.

    Hi, 95zIV.
    Interesting photos. That forklift looks as if it might owe something in its ancestry to a Scoopmobile H3 loader.

    Neat shot of the bridge and the stream under it too.

    Thank you for sharing.
     
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    Electra_Glide Senior Member

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    Looks like a spiker. Used to insert and remove railroad spikes.

    Joe
     
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    Nice pics.
     
  10. 95zIV

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    The one of the D-10 was in Washington, the rest where in Oregon. I don't work for the railroad directly, I test track here's a couple pictures of my truck. Electra_Glide, I think you're right that that's a spiker, but I wasn't paying attention to it, I see those all over, it was the rail car it was on I was really taking the picture of. That train is called a Scorpion, because at the far end if you look closely there's a ramp. You can't see it real well in the picture but it's not straight it's curled like a scorpions tail. It belongs to a steel gang that was working in the area and if they have to move the equipment all that far they load them on there and move them with a locomotive. Deas, you like the one of the bridge? here's one taken from the road bridge you see in that picture.:D
     

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    Thats a old hoe who makes it anyone?
     
  12. BrianHay

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    Thanks for the explanation wrenchbender and Electra_Glide. Sounds like those little buggers can be a lot of different things.

    Looks like you get to see not only cool stuff on your job but some beautiful countryside in your travels too
     
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    I'd say it's a Hopto, similar to the one in this thread.
     
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    nice pics
     
  15. 95zIV

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    And this is what the Excavator is

    This should help id the old girl, here's a couple of pictures of other excavators you don't see too much of. A first generation car-topper and a pretty good selection of rail gang equipment.
     

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    I missed the rail equipment but It will have to wait until tomorrow night, the dial up I'm on tonight is SLOOOWWWW. I've finally started looking at what I've got for pictures, I didn't realize how many odball pieces of stuff I've got, so give me a day and I'll have some more.
     
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    That's the first time I've ever seen a JD 690C. Were they popular?
     
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    Nice pictures, particularly like the old excavators, their days of glory behind them. If they could talk...
     
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    nice pics:drinkup
    so what does the pete do , hows it work:confused:
     
  20. 95zIV

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    Here's that picture of rail gang equipment. One of a BIG forklift, and some of a train refueling depot. The last one shows how they built the floor into a bowl so if something spills then it doesn't run out onto the ground and they can clean it up without a disaster.
     

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