What the?????

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by eightyeightfan1, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    While I was doing research for Ausien's Gauge car, I came across these pics.
    Maybe our friends"Down Under" can help.
    Whats up with this?
    These were mounted under a "louvered van"

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  2. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    The road seems very accomodating of train hoppers? :)
  3. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    Riding the rails in style. :D :D
  4. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Uhh, maybe "last class"... or even "no class".
  5. Marxed

    Marxed Member

    rail inspection seat i'm assuming?
  6. Acela82

    Acela82 New Member

    I think it has something to do with maintenance of way. I have seen sort of cars also here in Germany. In contrast to the US, rails in Europe for example are not secured on the ties with nails but with screws and holding plates. Modern track work machines are full automated, but for safety reasons, one or two workers must retorque the screws while sitting on this seat...

    I have no image yet, but i will post one if i find one...
  7. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member


    ...I WANT ONE!!!

  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    What a way to take a ride.
  9. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Crispy Crinkles...an OSHA dude would have kittens on the spot. Woohoo, can you imagine the ride? :thumb:
  10. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    It does look like whoever is in the seat has some control over what comes out of those chutes. Ballast maybe? What else, looks like there's some spill below the one chute...

    Still, it looks like a fun job..
  11. Acela82

    Acela82 New Member

    I didn´t found an image yet, but a friend told me, that the worker who is sitting there could also collect the screws and holding plates...

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