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  1. Basllast train

    Basllast train

  2. Ballast work in Joplin

    Ballast work in Joplin

    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.
  3. Loram Ballast Cleaner

    Loram Ballast Cleaner

    a Loram Ballast Cleaner moved quickly past Grandview at 14:12 hrs. towards Dauphin, MB. on the Togo Subdivision.
  4. Ballast Regulator at Lightspeed

    Ballast Regulator at Lightspeed

    A BNSF MOW ballast regulator gets the panning treatment as it passes through Fullerton Station on a Friday evening. Fullerton, CA
  5. CP Ballast Train

    CP Ballast Train

    CP Ballast train was tied up at Neepawa Manitoba with units 9589, 8884, 6017, 5972 with Herzog Ballast Cars.
  6. Ballast cleaner

    Ballast cleaner

    ConRail SPL-223 departs CP 57 in Charlton, MA. after being held for a westbound.
  7. Ballast Cleaner

    Ballast Cleaner

    ConRail ballast cleaner in SPL-223 at CP 57 in Charlton, MA. on March 17, 1988.
  8. CN 5288

    CN 5288

    CN SD40-2W 5288 on the Squamish Sub ballast train. In the hole at Wedge.
  9. Herzog Highball

    Herzog Highball

    CN 2533 and 6019 have clearence to take the 903 Herzog work train to Watrous.
  10. Rock Train

    Rock Train

    CN "Work 903" is the special guest at Riverview tonight. CN 2533 and 6019 headed up a collection of Herzog ballast gondolas to Watrous in failing light.
  11. BNSF #2820 on the Lakeview Subdivision.

    BNSF #2820 on the Lakeview Subdivision.

    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.
  12. CTRW work train?

    CTRW work train?

    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...
  13. CN 434-60

    CN 434-60

    Recently I posted a photo of a CP hi-rail truck pulling two ballast hoppers: 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...
  14. CP Heavy Haul

    CP Heavy Haul

    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...
  15. CSXT'S Boyles Terminal Sub

    CSXT'S Boyles Terminal Sub

    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.
  16. CSXT'S S&NA South Sub

    CSXT'S S&NA South Sub

    CSXT Ballast Train A00604 dumping ballast on the new double track CSXT is building between Parkwood & Graces, Al.
  17. CSXT'S S&NA South Sub

    CSXT'S S&NA South Sub

    A puff of white smoke shoots out of the exhaust stacks as CSXT Ballast Train A00604 shoves back to dump some ballast on the new double track CSXT is building at Parkwood, Al.
  18. Ballast train outside of Nashville

    Ballast train outside of Nashville

    A CSXT ballast train rolls south through Antioch, TN on the CSXT Chattanooga Sub.
  19. BNSF'S Needles Sub

    BNSF'S Needles Sub

    BNSF Eastbound Ballast Train at Klinefelter, Ca.
  20. CSXT'S Boyles Terminal Sub

    CSXT'S Boyles Terminal Sub

    CSXT Northbound Ballast Train waits for a signal to proceed at Birmingham, Al. ( Mary Lee ) is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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