Why the Plow

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Why the Plow

Postby kitn1mcc » Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:13 pm

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And how do you guys keep the loco sooo clean
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Postby DutchRailnut » Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:25 pm

Thats not a plow, its a trespasser removal devise, can also be used to move personal automobiles.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Postby kitn1mcc » Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:32 pm

yeah i could see the need for that. i wonder how clean that white would stay up north here
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Postby Kurt-Trirail » Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:59 pm

Plow was there when they bought them from NS, in fact, being ex-SOU, they had plows of the same sort front and rear. Rear ones were removed.

And they aren't as clean as you think - come and see them in person :wink:

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Postby kitn1mcc » Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:16 pm

they are alot cleaner and brighter than the C-dot loco
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Postby Kurt-Trirail » Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:38 pm

Con-Dot? Only units they have that are remotely white are the NH Genesis units. Otherwise, their roster is mostly silver.

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Postby kitn1mcc » Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:08 pm

this is clean most of them are very grungy

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Postby Kurt-Trirail » Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:32 pm

kitn1mcc wrote:this is clean most of them are very grungy


Show me grungy, then.

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Postby kitn1mcc » Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:04 pm

i will have to bring the cam to work tomrrow
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Re: Why the Plow

Postby Penn Central » Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:18 am

While there isn't any snow down here, we do see lots of OTM (other than track material). This photo of the 814, taken 12/20/08, shows that it has encountered some "obstacles".

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Re: Why the Plow

Postby Kurt-Trirail » Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:35 pm

EDIT: Penn Central - that's the first time I've seen one of the DMU coaches paired with the Bombardier equipment. Do you have any other photos of this consist?

#814's damage, if I recall correctly, was a result of the January 9th (2008) grade crossing collision with scofflaw motorist Arthur Brauer. The entire front pilot/steps were bent rearwards from the impact:

As luck would have it, the grabrail was right in front of the bend, but one should be able to make out the crease in the stepwell frame (just above the lower grabrail fixing bolt).
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Re: Why the Plow

Postby Penn Central » Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:01 pm

Kurt-Trirail wrote:EDIT: Penn Central - that's the first time I've seen one of the DMU coaches paired with the Bombardier equipment. Do you have any other photos of this consist?


Kurt: Noel and I were riding train P665 on 12/20 from Ft. Lauderdale to MetroRail Transfer with this consist, so I only have two photos. Here's the second one with the GP49 and DMU coach at Metro-Rail Transfer (running late, as you can see from the clock).

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Re: Why the Plow

Postby Kurt-Trirail » Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:02 am

Interesting. I found a YouTube clip of a similar consist, but equipped with a single Bombardier CC and the DMU trailer.

EDIT: I see #814 has additional plow damage to the photos I took a while ago.

Incidentally - #810 is presently wearing a plow from a GP49. I assume they made use of the double plows left over and finished them to match the TRCX orange scheme as spares.

That said, was #810 involved in an accident recently? Must have been pretty bad to wreck the original AMTK plow beyond repair.

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Re: Why the Plow

Postby KAWASAKI-FAN100 » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:11 pm

Can some one tell me what the F sticker for? I figured it was a sticker symbolizing the front of a vehicle.
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Re: Why the Plow

Postby Kaback9 » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:11 pm

Yes F is for front.
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