Rail construction train?

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by LoudMusic, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. LoudMusic

    LoudMusic Member

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    I don't know what to call this to search for more pictures. My wife (and puppy) and I were in Jefferson City, MO for the weekend to take pictures of their capital building. Between the capital and the river is a small UP rail yard.

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    I didn't take the time to get a good picture, but you can sort of see it here. Rather long green cars with lengths of rail on roller-racks and a few hoppers with ballast. I'd like more / better pictures if anyone has some, or at least a more technical name for these highly customized cars. Also, does anyone make a kit model of them? Might be a fun addition to a larger layout.
  2. brakie

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    Those cars carry ribbon rail..This is also known as welded rail and usually comes in 1000ft lengths.
  3. LoudMusic

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    That's pretty awesome. Makes me wish I would have taken better pictures! :)
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    And a wealth of infos.

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070108135731AADNOI7

    Also from that page:
    http://southern.railfan.net/ties/1967/67-5/field.html
    http://www.akrailroad.com/contin_weld_rail.html

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    I don't know about you, but I'd call that a bunch of rail.
  6. kf4jqd

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    That is cool! It's the same way track was laid in the early days of railroading but with steam!

    Andy