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The Coming Jet Age

There once was a time when the future was envisioned as one in which nearly everything would be jet powered. Cars, buses, trains, and even lawnmowers were set to be powered by the engine of tomorrow. As we all know by now … Continue reading

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Rail Line Doings

I haven’t come across any interesting loads for Rail Car What Is It recently but I do have a few train related photos that I’m sure a few of you will enjoy. Below you see New Jersey Transit 4214 as … Continue reading

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Rail Car What Is It?

It’s time for another edition of Rail Car What Is It? Unlike past entries, I’m not getting an aliens vibe from this piece of equipment. Instead, this one reminds of a giant device for making popcorn, similar to the ones … Continue reading

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Rail Tie Replacement

Living in the rail community that I do it’s a near crime that I don’t have more rail related material on this site. I’ll never reach the heights of seasoned train spotter but I hope this video makes up for … Continue reading

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Track Geometry Derailments

Track geometry derailments are the leading cause of derailments nation wide. Did you know this? I’m just making stuff if you can’t tell. This fun looking rail car is part of the Federal Railroad Administration fleet that travels the country … Continue reading

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Norfolk Southern 5291

Locomotives hide their age well. When I first saw this train I never would have guessed it was a seasoned 43 years old. If I saw a truck from 1973 running down the road I would know instantly and probably … Continue reading

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Whatever It Takes

Last night as I was passing by the local rail yard I noticed a bright set of lights and the top of a yellow boom peaking from behind a large building. I immediately knew that a derailment of some type … Continue reading

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Crane Clearing House

Too many crane photos are piling up in my archives so it’s time to clear a few out. This lime green Grove rough terrain crane for CSX has a nasty looking kink in the main tube. That’s what happens when … Continue reading

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CSX Locomotive 6064

CSX locomotive 6064, a 1972 Electro-Motive GP40-2 seen near the intermodal yard in East Syracuse. Out back a rather large ABB electrical transformer rests on a flatcar. Nothing but the facts. Related Links GE Hydrogen Cooled Generator Mystery Loads

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CSX Jet Powered Snowblower

Growing up near a busy rail yard I’ve heard this piece of equipment working before but I never saw it in action. That has yet to change but I finally did grab a shot of the machine responsible for the … Continue reading

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