People at work on the Railways

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  1. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    They are out in all weather, 24hours 7 days a week.
    After talking to a few x railroaders I would like this thread to capture them at work.;)

    This train has just got the all clear on a cold bright Sunday morning, a crew of eight were fixing track.

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  2. interurban

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    This is a shot of the switch men who make sure all switchs have functioned properly. I was nice and warm in my car , - 10 wind chill -18.

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  3. interurban

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    The wind was strong and I waited for 30 minutes for one train , He waited for every one.
    Please add pictures to honour these dedicated men and women
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  4. Peirce

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    Maintaining equipment is a constant task. Here a repair is being made to a locomotive frame.

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  5. Peirce

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    Switching is still done manually in many places. Here in a museum railyard...

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    ...and even Amtrak must do so. Here an Amtrak conductor is throwing the switch that allows his train to enter the Birmingham, Alabama, station.

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    Chilly repair work on a defective turnout motor - no fun.

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    Switching industrial sidings in open roads - a task with great responsability.

    This man 'radio-controls' the engineer of the switching cut. Another one is already further down the road (behind our back) flagging down road traffic.

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    The engineer has to pay full attention to the commands while feeling the impatience of the automobile drivers behind his switching cut. Stressing...

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  9. interurban

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    Thankyou Pierce and RailRon for those intresting photo`s of people at work.;)
  10. Peirce

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    No locomotive should be without one of these:

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    The engineer, of course. Here, on board the Danbury Railway Museum's RS-1.
  11. Peirce

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    Another part of the job of running a railroad--guiding this Genesis in to gently couple with a train already loaded with passengers.

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    This was in Union Station in Washington DC. The run from New York had been under the wire. From here to Charlotte, NC, the power is diesel.
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    Getting ready for a meet with AmTrak

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  13. Peirce

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    Boarding passengers in Washington, DC; here we have a contuctor (r) and a car host.

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  14. Peirce

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    Here is a Metro North track crew at work replacing a few spikes.
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  15. interurban

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    Great shots Pierce, I can here the spikes going in:)
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    Nice shots guys!
    Pierce, I have a spike puller and used it once to pull a spike from a tie I was putting in my yard. I wouldn't like to be on the business end of it all day, it is #%@*^! heavy. My hat is off to the men and women who daily keep the railroads running.
    Steve
  17. Peirce

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    Here is a happy crew, bringing their GP7 into the service area after the day's tourist run.
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    Great Smokey Mountain Railroad.
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    Strange, that doesn't look like a Boeing?:D :D :D

    Dan
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    Putting spares away on a rainy day

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  20. Peirce

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    Refueling the DRM's RS-1.
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