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I'm not what you would call a railfan, I think the only time I've ever taken photographs of trains is when at museums and the like, but, I thought I'd join this community as I think I can show you something you rarely see.

I'm a truck driver, but, I don't pull a van or tanker, I pull lowboys, hauling oversize loads. Though I've hauled machinery and other overdimensional loads, one of the areas the company I drive for specializes in is rail-equipment moves. I do not drive for Hulcher or any of the big derailment handlers (though we might have relations with them, I won't say who for my privacy). I thought the forum might find it interesting to see how rail-equipment moves when its not on the tracks.


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