I'll take this ride anytime!

I'll take this ride anytime!

PostBy: coalvet On: Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:07 pm

Wish I could take a ride like this :yes:

http://safeshare.tv/w/DYEsPODBwX
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Re: I'll take this ride anytime!

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:17 pm

Sweet! I wonder how deep the snow needs to be before they have to actually clear the tracks first?
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Re: I'll take this ride anytime!

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:56 pm

NICE cv :)
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Re: I'll take this ride anytime!

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:26 pm

Geepers.... I'd be scared! I always thought if they did that it would pack & derail the train. Certainly around here they have a big ol' V-plow on the nose.

The first 5 seconds of this moves some snow!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvbgq2Ni2uE
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Re: I'll take this ride anytime!

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:58 pm

Pretty Amazing! I'd hate to be at a Crossing waiting for that Snow Thrower to pass through!
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Re: I'll take this ride anytime!

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:00 am

That is neat. Those trains are so heavy and powerful that they probably hardly notice the snow is in the way at all... 8-)
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Re: I'll take this ride anytime!

PostBy: wsherrick On: Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:24 am

Wedge plows are effective for moderate snows. The main danger is grade crossings where the snow gets packed into the groove between the rail and the street pavement. It quickly turns to ice and it will cause the wheel flanges to ride up and the train derails.
I was running a freight train once where this happened to me. Fortunately we were ordered to take frozen grade crossings at 5 MPH.
Well this locomotive decided to see what it was like to be a Buick. Once we were in the crossing, the front truck came off of the track and the front end started to slide down the road.
After it came to a stop, we all deliberated as to what to do.
It was decided to try and back up to see if the engine would rerail itself. Well it followed the wheel grooves in the street pavement back and it re railed it self. I don't think that could ever happen again in a million years.
Some times you get lucky.
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Re: I'll take this ride anytime!

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:09 am

My grandfather was an engineer on the New York Central Railroad and he used to tell me stories about kids covering the tracks with tree branches, rocks and an occasional abandoned car. He even watched a box car full of fur coats headed for Manhattan get unloaded by the mob. The police told him the crime was "under investigation" but he knew better. ;)
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Re: I'll take this ride anytime!

PostBy: Sting On: Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:10 am

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