What is it?

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by rogerw, May 23, 2007.

  1. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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    On my recent trip I came accross these devices at turn outs. does anyone know what there for
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    TIA
  2. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

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    That's a heated blower to melt ice in the points during the winter months.
  3. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Interesting, thanks Cid :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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    cidchase Active Member

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    Atcherly, I Got-No-Eye-Deer!
    That's strickly a WAG!! Just looks like that...
    I hope someone really does post a correct answer.
  5. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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    :-D:-D:-D:-DWHAT?:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:
  6. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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    OH and thanks cidchase:):):)
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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    The man wiff no eye-dear hit the nail on the head. Canadian railways are installing those things at every remote turnout and a number of hand ops as well.
    The long tube goes up and supplies a couple of square tubes that blow hot air directly on and between the points.
  8. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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    So a hair dryer on steroids?
  9. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Well looks like you were rite lol

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    I have noticed them into chicago . first i saw a gas meter like the coke ones in the basement ,then the rest of the unit .nice units though .
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