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railbuilderdave

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Here's what I got to see from my outing today
« on: September 21, 2008, 09:21:46 PM »
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I was lucky today and I got to see some MOW cars I've never seen before and I was able to get up close to a NS GE engine.  I have many other photos as well but these are the highlights.

Here's a road name I don't see much here:


Here is a sample of the NS engine I got to photograph today:




Now for the funky MOW cars I got to see.  There was a row of flats that have rail on top that has it set up so they can run cars right on the flats from the tracks.  I got a ton of photos of the cars so if you would like to scratch build something like this let me know.









And here are some old boxcars that are now MOW.  They have some really cool looking rust markings:





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Re: Here's what I got to see from my outing today
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2008, 11:52:35 PM »
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Cool , I wonder if that railed ramp flat is to express a Burro Crane someplace at break neck speeds .

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Re: Here's what I got to see from my outing today
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2008, 08:32:35 AM »
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I didn't see any other MOW nearby so I can't say what it was used for but they did have a long line of flats there attached to the ramp car.  Looked like whatever was loaded on the flats leaked a lot of oil on the decks as well.  There ramp is made with tire tracks for regular tired vehicles to load as well.  The MOW boxcars at the end of the flats has lights mounted on the outside so I'm sure this MOW crew is able to work day or night.
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Re: Here's what I got to see from my outing today
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2008, 01:43:44 PM »
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Those flats are for track maintainence equipment. Things like spikers, tampers, ballast regulators, etc. I doubt the ramps are strong enough for a  burro crane.
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Re: Here's what I got to see from my outing today
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2008, 05:29:54 PM »
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being so interested in this ramp car I had to check back today to see if it had changed or if it was gone and I was lucky to find it all packed up and ready to travel.  I didn't see the flats that had been parked with it yesterday but the ramp folds up to a square on the end of the car and looked really cool.  I got photos in the camera and will post later.  Just more reference for a scratch build if you ask me.
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Re: Here's what I got to see from my outing today
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2008, 09:11:26 PM »
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I went the next day to see what was up with the row of flats and that ramp car and I got some photos of the ramp car all packaged and ready to travel.  It's a cool looking car that would be a fun scratch build.

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