CSX Freight yard, Framingham, Ma

Rick A Oct 31, 2019

  1. Rick A

    Rick A TrainBoard Member

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    Directly behind the Framingham Train Station is the CSX freight yard. The yard master let me wander arund a bit but I need to get back for more photos. the day I was there I guess I was taking pictures of snow removal equipment.
    I'm not sure what the car is with the hanging connections is, but 2 of the others have plows and one has a huge engine(I've been told) that blows hot air to melt the snow. The big snow plow has been sold to a museum in upstate NY and will soon b IMG_20191004_103812.jpg IMG_20191004_103932.jpg IMG_20191004_104725.jpg IMG_20191004_104831.jpg IMG_20191004_105831.jpg IMG_20191004_105040.jpg IMG_20191004_105106.jpg IMG_20191004_105529.jpg IMG_20191004_105328.jpg IMG_20191004_105340.jpg e renovated. Happy ending.
     
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    And a few more pictures. IMG_20191004_105127.jpg IMG_20191004_105216.jpg IMG_20191004_105227.jpg IMG_20191004_105608.jpg IMG_20191004_105711.jpg
     
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    The snow blower on CSX SB9911 is a jet engine. The engine exhaust is tilted towards the rails when melting snow. New York Central used similar ones during the 1950s to melt snow on the electrified lines into Grand Central Terminal where plows would foul the third rails.
     
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    A turbojet powered helper locomotive ? ;)

    Dom
     
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    Ask and you shall receive........

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    NYC M-497 went 183 mph (295 kph) in 1966.
     
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    Snow melter, for all tracks and often used to clear switches. The other odd looking piece looks like another snow melter, but used to clear flangeways in road crossings?
     

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