Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by rogerw, May 23, 2007.
On my recent trip I came accross these devices at turn outs. does anyone know what there for
That's a heated blower to melt ice in the points during the winter months.
Interesting, thanks Cid :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Atcherly, I Got-No-Eye-Deer!
That's strickly a WAG!! Just looks like that...
I hope someone really does post a correct answer.
OH and thanks cidchase
The man wiff no eye-dear hit the nail on the head. Canadian railways are installing those things at every remote turnout and a number of hand ops as well.
The long tube goes up and supplies a couple of square tubes that blow hot air directly on and between the points.
So a hair dryer on steroids?
Well looks like you were rite lol
I have noticed them into chicago . first i saw a gas meter like the coke ones in the basement ,then the rest of the unit .nice units though .
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