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MRS U23C 3277 and 3290 with a ballast train battle against the steep grade of Serra do Mar at Humberto Antunes siding approaching the summit at tunnel, where they cross with a couple of AC44i pushers (7246 and 7254) going back to their base in Barra do Pirai.
March 3rd, 2022
MRS U23C 3277 and 3290 with a ballast train battle against the steep grade of Serra do Mar at Humberto Antunes siding approaching the summit at tunnel 12, where they will cross with a couple of pushers going back to their base in Barra do Pirai.
March 3rd, 2022
I think this is called a ballast re-conditioner or cleaner. I do know this... it is VERY noisy as it moves along the tracks. It was southbound on KCS tracks just south of the 20th St. crossing adjacent to the Dillons grocery store.
BNSF #2820 working a ballast train on the Lakeview Sub just south of Tacoma, Washington on the old Northern Pacific mainline south out of Tacoma, Wash. Here, he pauses two miles north of the control point Nisqually.
Where in Canada can one find an ex-CN SLQ M420(W) with a mix of ex-CP & ex-CN ballast cars? HBR in North Manitoba and CTRW in North Saskatchewan naturally. Not sure how this train got to Montreal, must have taken a wrong turn somewhere LOL. Just love such museum scenes - as good as seing the...
Recently I posted a photo of a CP hi-rail truck pulling two ballast hoppers: http://tinyurl.com/29gxgb
This is CN's version of the same exercise, taken 3 years ago in Winnipeg (you can see the downtown skyline). Interstingly CP also had a PETTBONE Swingmaster at work that day, yet he wasn't the...
CP 3716-G2 is pulling two 456/457 series CP ballast hoppers 300 feet, where ballasting a new set of tracks is needed. Oddly I never noticed a coupler on the back of a hi-rail before...
Note the old decal on the door, CP is still promoting their SD40-2 action red fleet today - to NREX and other...
CSXT Southbound Ballast Train awaiting a fresh crew at the south end of the south yard at Boyles Terminal in Tarrant City, Al. This is the 2nd WSOR ballast train that has come to Birmingham, Al. to dump ballast on the new double track CSXT is building between Graces & Parkwood, Al.
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