"Men at work"...

NSCALEMIKE Nov 27, 2005

  1. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    As one sign in Britain read: "Minister of Public Works". Someone scrawled under that "Oh no he doesn't"...:p
     
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  2. Hardcoaler

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    From about 1977, a four man crew works a switch job in Knoxville, TN.

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  3. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    May 2004, Rocky Flats local, Rocky, CO; this crewman is on the ground throwing the switch back to the main.

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  4. ddechamp71

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    What an happy man you are ! Having been able to spot a solid set of D&RGW power in 2004...:eek:

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  5. r_i_straw

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  7. r_i_straw

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    I believe he just had a radio. Very little switching goes on in Rosenberg. Just dropping off and picking up cars on the interchange track between UP and BNSF by the respective local trains.
     
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  8. Mike VE2TRV

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    That's my guess as well.
     
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  9. r_i_straw

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    Nope. This is the power at the other end of the train on the right. There is a human in the engineer's seat. I guess he was being remotely controlled by the radio.;)
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  10. HemiAdda2d

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    "Wave"
    Aug 24, 2005.

    From an epic cab ride on UP 3985. We're somewhere east of Rawlins, WY on the Overland Route as an eastbound freight behind SD70Ms barrels past. Photo with permission.

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  11. r_i_straw

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    Going for a "clean machine" at Cedar Park, Texas.
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  12. BoxcabE50

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    What company is this?
     
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  13. r_i_straw

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    Austin Steam Train Association is leasing the locomotive from Horizon Rail HZRX.
     
  14. r_i_straw

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    The conductor walking over to the BNSF yard office in Rosenberg, Texas on November 7, 2012.
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  15. Hytec

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    R. J. Corman replacing 90 year old 90# rail with 115# CWR on the KCS Gulfport (MS) Branch.

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    Ya gotta take breaks occasionally, especially if there's a camera around. LOL

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  16. r_i_straw

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    NS 238's Conductor catches a breeze upon arrival in Columbia, SC. The trip east was rather warm -- he said his AC had no AC. :LOL:

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  18. Hytec

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    Two years ago, an episode of On The Road with Charles Kuralt was posted that had a segment of gandy dancers on the Mississippi Export Railroad. The segment begins about 30 minutes into the episode.

    This segment demonstrates what probably is the last actual employment of gandy dancers in the US.

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    I didn't realize that the link would post the w-h-o-l-e page. Does anyone know how to shrink the page to just the one post?
     
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  19. r_i_straw

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    Conductor has just thrown the switch so his train can pull out of the siding. Coal train heading south about to pass on the main. Rosenberg, Texas, April 21, 2012.
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