Frogs

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frankie
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Frogs

Post by frankie »

I've noticed new moveable frogs replacing the older stationary ones along LIRR trackage. When did the LIRR start installing them and will they eventually replace all of them? I can assume these cut wheel ware and noise traveling over the gaps. Am I right to say that they are mechanically connected with the switch so both move simultaneously? I have to admit that the look like tuning forks!
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DutchRailnut
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Re: Frogs

Post by DutchRailnut »

the frogs have their own switch motor
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