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Date: 05/06/22 06:16
Interesting Work Equipment train
Author: RFandPFan

Yesterday's CSX W240 (Waycross, GA to Callahan, FL) at Hilliard, FL








Date: 05/06/22 06:18
Re: Interesting Work Equipment train
Author: RFandPFan

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Date: 05/06/22 06:51
Re: Interesting Work Equipment train
Author: refarkas

Super catch of that caboose!
Bob



Date: 05/06/22 07:40
Re: Interesting Work Equipment train
Author: ClubCar

I agree about that caboose, and on other so called "Work Equipment Trains" there have been some real cabooses in different paint schemes, not just old sad looking "shoving platforms."  Thanks for the video.
John in White Marsh, Maryland



Date: 05/06/22 14:51
Re: Interesting Work Equipment train
Author: boejoe

An HO model of the caboose was once offered by Athearn in their Ready-to-Roll series when the lettering read 175th anniversary.



Date: 05/07/22 05:42
Re: Interesting Work Equipment train
Author: dschlegel

Great catch, especially that caboose!

Dan

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Date: 05/08/22 05:48
Re: Interesting Work Equipment train
Author: Jckaufman

What kind of maintenance is this train for?

Thanks, Jack



Date: 05/08/22 08:10
Re: Interesting Work Equipment train
Author: engineerinvirginia

Jckaufman Wrote:
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> What kind of maintenance is this train for?
>
> Thanks, Jack

Why, track maintenance...well couldn't get a close look at the machine but I'm guessing something to do with concrete ties. 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/08/22 08:13 by engineerinvirginia.



Date: 05/08/22 08:23
Re: Interesting Work Equipment train
Author: Jckaufman

Thank you.  The cars looked different from what I am used to seeing for MOW trains.

engineerinvirginia Wrote:
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> Jckaufman Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > What kind of maintenance is this train for?
> >
> > Thanks, Jack
>
> Why, track maintenance...well couldn't get a close
> look at the machine but I'm guessing something to
> do with concrete ties. 



Date: 05/08/22 09:03
Re: Interesting Work Equipment train
Author: RFandPFan

engineerinvirginia Wrote:

> Why, track maintenance...well couldn't get a close
> look at the machine but I'm guessing something to
> do with concrete ties. 

No, it's a welded rail loader/unloader.  It tied down on a siding near where they are replacing rail.  I'm guessing it is being used to pick up old rail that was laid next to the track.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/08/22 09:20 by RFandPFan.



Date: 05/08/22 09:18
Re: Interesting Work Equipment train
Author: RFandPFan

RFandPFan Wrote:

> No, it's a welded rail unloader.  It tied down on
> a siding near where they are replacing rail.  I'm
> guessing it is being used to position rail that
> was laid next to the track already.

Here's a photo of this equipment with the welded rail.  (From RRPictures)




Date: 05/09/22 05:48
Re: Interesting Work Equipment train
Author: engineerinvirginia

RFandPFan Wrote:
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> engineerinvirginia Wrote:
>
> > Why, track maintenance...well couldn't get a
> close
> > look at the machine but I'm guessing something
> to
> > do with concrete ties. 
>
> No, it's a welded rail loader/unloader.  It tied
> down on a siding near where they are replacing
> rail.  I'm guessing it is being used to pick up
> old rail that was laid next to the track.

thats a new style unloader, I'm familiar only with the ones C&O built...ages ago still used.



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