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Date: 06/27/20 10:29
D&SNG RR donates rail rescue vehicle
Author: Copy19

From the Durango Herald:

https://durangoherald.com/articles/329612-vehicle-allows-faster-rescue-in-backcountry-north-of-durango



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/28/20 12:08 by Copy19.



Date: 06/27/20 10:40
Re: D&SNG RR donates hi-rail rescue vehicle
Author: E25

Is it equipped for installation of rubber tires as well?

Greg Stadter
Phoenix, AZ



Date: 06/27/20 13:20
Re: D&SNG RR donates hi-rail rescue vehicle
Author: PHall

Speeder on steroids.



Date: 06/27/20 13:25
Re: D&SNG RR donates hi-rail rescue vehicle
Author: dcfbalcoS1

      Is it serviceable or a donated piece of crap that will cost thousands of $$$ to get and keep running.



Date: 06/27/20 15:11
Re: D&SNG RR donates hi-rail rescue vehicle
Author: PHall

dcfbalcoS1 Wrote:
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>       Is it serviceable or a donated piece of
> crap that will cost thousands of $$$ to get and
> keep running.

Did you look at the pictures in the linked article?



Date: 06/27/20 15:22
Re: D&SNG RR donates hi-rail rescue vehicle
Author: callum_out

It's a nice piece, this is old news, can remember where it was first posted but it's been a while.

Out 



Date: 06/27/20 16:53
Re: D&SNG RR donates hi-rail rescue vehicle
Author: LJGross

dcfbalcoS1 Wrote:
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>       Is it serviceable or a donated piece of
> crap that will cost thousands of $$$ to get and
> keep running.

One looks at posts like this, which seem all too frequent these days on this site and elsewhere, and you just have to shake your head. Crappy attitude + ignorance is a great combo. Go crawl back into your spider hole.

No good deed goes unpunished.

LJG
 



Date: 06/27/20 20:06
Re: D&SNG RR donates hi-rail rescue vehicle
Author: dcfbalcoS1

           I asked because a lot of places donate junk to get rid of it and the reciever often thinks they can make it work.



Date: 06/27/20 21:08
Re: D&SNG RR donates hi-rail rescue vehicle
Author: callum_out

No, let's just say that Mr. Harper and the D&S are after any and all positive feedback that they can get.

Out 



Date: 06/27/20 21:43
Re: D&SNG RR donates hi-rail rescue vehicle
Author: MojaveBill

I sometimes think that if Jesus came back to Earth and rode a train some folks on this board would find a reason to complain...

Bill Deaver
Mojave, CA



Date: 06/28/20 06:33
Re: D&SNG RR donates hi-rail rescue vehicle
Author: chessie2101

MojaveBill Wrote:
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> I sometimes think that if Jesus came back to Earth
> and rode a train some folks on this board would
> find a reason to complain...

“Never mind the diesel helper and the unmatched consist, why did they convert that steam loco to run on wine?”

Posted from iPhone

Jared Hamilton
Scott Depot, WV



Date: 06/28/20 07:58
Re: D&SNG RR donates hi-rail rescue vehicle
Author: BAB

dcfbalcoS1 Wrote:
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>       Is it serviceable or a donated piece of
> crap that will cost thousands of $$$ to get and
> keep running.

Thanks for playing, now go back trolling another site on the internet.



Date: 06/28/20 08:02
Re: D&SNG RR donates hi-rail rescue vehicle
Author: BAB

E25 Wrote:
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> Is it equipped for installation of rubber tires as
> well?

Ok so read the artical not well but scanned it for the hi rail part. It is not a hi rail rig as that would be one that allowed running on both rail and roads this does not. Steering wheel is just there because nothing more nothing less something to hang on to. And about the junk comment oh well itt just another TO comment.



Date: 06/28/20 16:04
Re: D&SNG RR donates hi-rail rescue vehicle
Author: PHall

Copy19 Wrote:
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> Ok.  I changed the description in the title.  I
> didn't know what else to call it.  Now it is a
> rail rescue vehicle.
>
> JB - Omaha

Super Speeder to the Rescue?



Date: 06/28/20 17:18
Re: D&SNG RR donates hi-rail rescue vehicle
Author: webmaster

Doesn't look terribly useful for emergency use.  It also looks like it is single direction which means that it will need to be turned on a wye to go the other direction. It would probably go in reverse at a single speed, but visibility out the back is poor.  Large A series motorcars transmissions allowed for equal bi-directional speed. If they went to the trouble of modifying the transmission I think they would have modified the body to have a better rear visibility for moving in reverse.  Who is going to maintain the vehicle when not in use? I see it as forgotten about until they really need it and it won't startup.

A highrail vehicle would be more appropriate so the vehicle can be put on the rails where needed and used for everyday rescue needs. 

Todd Clark
Canyon Country, CA
Trainorders.com



Date: 06/28/20 17:45
Re: D&SNG RR donates hi-rail rescue vehicle
Author: PHall

webmaster Wrote:
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> Doesn't look terribly useful for emergency use. 
> It also looks like it is single direction which
> means that it will need to be turned on a wye to
> go the other direction. It would probably go in
> reverse at a single speed, but visibility out the
> back is poor.  Large A series motorcars
> transmissions allowed for equal bi-directional
> speed. If they went to the trouble of modifying
> the transmission I think they would have modified
> the body to have a better rear visibility for
> moving in reverse.  Who is going to maintain the
> vehicle when not in use? I see it as forgotten
> about until they really need it and it won't
> startup.
>
> A highrail vehicle would be more appropriate so
> the vehicle can be put on the rails where needed
> and used for everyday rescue needs. 

Do they even make hy-rail kits for 3 foot gauge?  How would you get power to the rails? Just about any full size vehicle rear end would be too wide!



Date: 06/28/20 18:05
Re: D&SNG RR donates hi-rail rescue vehicle
Author: webmaster

PHall Wrote:

> Do they even make hy-rail kits for 3 foot gauge? 
> How would you get power to the rails? Just about
> any full size vehicle rear end would be too wide!

 

Todd Clark
Canyon Country, CA
Trainorders.com




Date: 06/28/20 20:48
Re: D&SNG RR donates hi-rail rescue vehicle
Author: PHall

Most people, in North America at least, don't consider a Toyota Hilux pick up a "full sized" vehicle, but okay.
And this one appears to be in Australia judging from the terrain and the right hand drive.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/28/20 20:50 by PHall.



Date: 06/28/20 22:24
Re: D&SNG RR donates hi-rail rescue vehicle
Author: callum_out

Yuh know, some days no good deed goes unpunished.

Out 



Date: 06/29/20 08:16
Re: D&SNG RR donates hi-rail rescue vehicle
Author: Arved

PHall Wrote:
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> Most people, in North America at least, don't
> consider a Toyota Hilux pick up a "full sized"
> vehicle, but okay.
> And this one appears to be in Australia judging
> from the terrain and the right hand drive.

I'm scratching my head trying to figure out why a Highrail truck needs an intake snorkle.
 

Arved Grass
Fleming Island, FL
Arved Grass



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