MOW Quiz

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by DanRaitz, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. DanRaitz

    DanRaitz Member

    OK Fellow Gaugers,

    What is the purpose of this beast?
    I know, who else does?

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  2. Greg Elems

    Greg Elems Member

    Isn't that one of the beasts from Tremmors? :D :confused: :D

    Nice shot, have you seen one in action? I haven't, but heard that they are loud.

    Greg Elems
  3. TR-Flyer

    TR-Flyer Member

    I'm pretty sure i saw that one in Matrix 3.
  4. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    I'm guessing that's a propane torch in the front for melting ice (?)
  5. Bill Stone

    Bill Stone Member

    It's a weed burner isn't it?

  6. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    It's PennCentral's jet-propelled section car.
  7. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    I don't know, but I bet they never needed one of those in So. Calif.
  8. Dave Flinn

    Dave Flinn Member

    I like some of those answers; but, all kidding aside, I believe the beast is an ice melter using a jet engine. I've read about them but never seen one until now.
  9. railohio

    railohio Active Member

    Dunno who's that is, but I know Conrail had a bunch of them. I remember an article from TRAINS about their use in the Buffalo area a few years ago. I saw one in use in Stanley Yard near Toledo. Quite a sight.
  10. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    why, of course, it's a steam turn the jet engine on....and it makes lots of steam, out of all that snow and ice! :D ;) :D ;) :D
  11. Goattee

    Goattee Member

    When we were in St.Johns at the CN shop in 99 they were getting this thing ready. It is for blowing snow off the switches without melting it they said.


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  12. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    Snow/Ballast Blower

    They NYC tried this years ago.

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  13. ceebeenq

    ceebeenq Member

    that thing

    About a month ago I was at the BNSF yard in Galesburg IL and they were using a similar machine to blow out switches. (lots of snow and ice, about 10 degrees at the time)
    Sounded like a small jet. Seemed to be purely high speed air, no heat involved- I guess. ** VERY loud **
    had never seen one before.
    . The one I saw looked more like the CN machine posted in this thread.
    Way cool
  14. Flangehead

    Flangehead Member

    It's the world largest felt tip pen.

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