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MOW Crane
Posted by BigDaddy on Saturday, March 16, 2019 8:17 PM

Transported by a HYRail truck.

Any idea what the "D" sign is at 58 sec?

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Posted by mbinsewi on Saturday, March 16, 2019 8:27 PM

Not seeing a D sign.  I went through each second from 56 to 1:00, a few times.

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, March 16, 2019 8:53 PM
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Posted by BigDaddy on Saturday, March 16, 2019 9:00 PM

It's actually visible in the preview in my post; at the end of the flat car.  Derail works for me.

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Posted by dehusman on Sunday, March 17, 2019 7:36 AM

That's a derail sign.

Did you also catch the flanger sign at 0:47?

They are probably using the Brandt truck to pull the crane because the truck is faster than the crane moving by itself.  That type of crane is usually assigned to bridge gangs.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Sunday, March 17, 2019 7:45 AM

dehusman
Did you also catch the flanger sign at 0:47?

Is that the white street sign looking thing to the left of the pine trees?

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Posted by mbinsewi on Sunday, March 17, 2019 9:17 AM

I looked at the video on You Tube.  There it is.  Yea, and think that sign on an angle is the flanger thing. ?

Seen one of those trucks on the CN last summer, pulling 5 gons of ties, and a back hoe that attaches to the gons, which can be slid back on to the truck.

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Posted by jeffhergert on Sunday, March 17, 2019 12:36 PM

The "D" is actually the target on the stand that moves the derail.  If you go a few seconds earlier while the equipment is moving, you can see the target is turned and an employee waiting to line the derail back into the derailing position.

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