I Don't Know What It Is

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Cannonball, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    But I think I want one.

    I have no idea what this contraption is.
    It was sitting in our railyard this morning when I went by.
    I wish I had a better pic but all I had was my cellphone.

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  2. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    A cell phone pic is better than nothing. That is neat!

  3. Dave1905

    Dave1905 Member

    Its a tie pick up train. the "engine" is a former SW7/9/1200 with a new hood on it pulling a string of "double stack" well cars that have rails welded to the top edges. The big yellow blob on the back is a backhoe configured to run along the rails on the cars and equipped with a grappling device to pick up old ties along the right of way.

    Dave H.
  4. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    Thanks for the info! :thumb:

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