LIRR Ping Pong in Video

nyandw Apr 1, 2012

  1. nyandw

    nyandw TrainBoard Member

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    Enjoy: located at Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum

    [video=youtube_share;fmWfezIFmHE]http://youtu.be/fmWfezIFmHE[/video]
     
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  2. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Wow, that is crazy.
     
  3. Ocala Mike

    Ocala Mike TrainBoard Member

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    As pointed out at another site, the LIRR car that is on the ground is not a Ping Pong. That designation is reserved for the much older P-54 cars that got their name for the excessive sway they were known for at speed. The car in the video is a P-72 that dates from the mid-50's or so.


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  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Any ideas what caused this incident?
     
  5. Ocala Mike

    Ocala Mike TrainBoard Member

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    I'm guessing crappy roadbed/rail, possibly a break. Don't think it was the rolling stock.


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