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Moving a Rail Car
Posted by BroadwayLion on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:52 PM

Movingg a railcar...

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Posted by dknelson on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 3:32 PM

There certainly were plenty of guys putting themselves at risk wandering around within striking distance of that cable if it had failed and snapped while pulling the rail car up onto the lowboy trailer.  

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Posted by doctorwayne on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 4:50 PM

I agree, it's similar to walking under a crane with a lift....not much safety training, I guess.

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Posted by NVSRR on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 5:40 PM

Seams to be a very common method in Europe.  

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Posted by PC101 on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:12 PM

doctorwayne

I agree, it's similar to walking under a crane with a lift....not much safety training, I guess.

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 11:17 PM

It´s not a rail car, which is in my understanding a self-propelled rail vehicle. This is just an ordinary double-decker coach, quite common in commuter services throughout Germany. The coach has been given to the police as a "playground" for anti-terrorism training.

The guys loading/unloading the car clearly violated safety rules by not staying way clear of the cable. The area should have been blocked off to the public as well. Negligence kills! Stupidity as well.

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Posted by BRAKIE on Thursday, February 13, 2020 7:30 AM

dknelson

There certainly were plenty of guys putting themselves at risk wandering around within striking distance of that cable if it had failed and snapped while pulling the rail car up onto the lowboy trailer.  

Dave Nelson

 

There are jobs that require high risks such as this job.. You can't stand 50' away and put a rail car on the track. 

As far as the "sidewalk superintendents" they should have been kept back.

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Posted by mbinsewi on Thursday, February 13, 2020 7:56 AM

BRAKIE
There are jobs that require high risks such as this job.. You can't stand 50' away and put a rail car on the track.  As far as the "sidewalk superintendents" they should have been kept back.

I agree.  Keep the gawkers back, way back.  Lots of times, this is done with a crane.  Still lots of danger factors, but when a crane cable or sling breakes, it goes up.  The crane operator is in the most dangerous area, with the boom lash-back.

Seen a job site accident where a cable crane was picking a forklift out of a hole, one sling broke, the forklift tumbled back into the hole, and the crane boom lashed back, and collapesed over the back of cab.  Operator was OK, just had to change his pants. Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by OT Dean on Friday, February 14, 2020 12:52 AM

Tinplate Toddler

It´s not a rail car, which is in my understanding a self-propelled rail vehicle. This is just an ordinary double-decker coach, quite common in commuter services throughout Germany. The coach has been given to the police as a "playground" for anti-terrorism training.

The guys loading/unloading the car clearly violated safety rules by not staying way clear of the cable. The area should have been blocked off to the public as well. Negligence kills! Stupidity as well.

 

Thank you, TT!  I've been at a loss for years about the laziness of modern terminology!  Why do people keep leaving the rest of the word off?  It's a railroad car, railroad crossing, railroad yard, etc.  The "Galloping Goose" and RDCs were "railcars." Another peeve of mine is referring to anything with flanged wheels that rides on railroad tracks as a "train."  However, I'm afraid we'll just have to grin and bear it.  (The Watergate Hearings created this kind of "New-speak.")  May your locos never stall and your (railroad) cars never derail!

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Posted by hon30critter on Monday, February 17, 2020 1:20 AM

Interesting video Brother Elias!

Thanks,

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Posted by hon30critter on Monday, February 17, 2020 1:23 AM

OT Dean
hank you, TT!  I've been at a loss for years about the laziness of modern terminology!  Why do people keep leaving the rest of the word off?  It's a railroad car, railroad crossing, railroad yard, etc.  The "Galloping Goose" and RDCs were "railcars." Another peeve of mine is referring to anything with flanged wheels that rides on railroad tracks as a "train."  However, I'm afraid we'll just have to grin and bear it.  (The Watergate Hearings created this kind of "New-speak.")  May your locos never stall and your (railroad) cars never derail! Deano

Thumbs Down Sorry Deano, but if you are being critical of Ulrich's comment, then I don't think that your post is in the spirit of the forums. Maybe I have missinterpreted your post. If so, I apologise.

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Monday, February 17, 2020 2:40 AM

Dave, you may have misunderstood his comment. I understand it as commenting on the sometimes too extensive use of abridged words.

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, February 17, 2020 5:17 AM

Tinplate Toddler
I understand it as commenting on the sometimes too extensive use of abridged words.

That's the way I interpreted it as well.

The "dumbing-down" of the talking-head news personalities that mangle every fact in a story is indeed tiresome.

I cringe every time they say there is a burning "tanker car" or "the conductor tried to put the brakes on but still didn't stop in time".

When I read real news accounts of years past I knew the writer at least had a basic sense of the terminology (pre-Google) and wrote the story in an understandable format and as accurate as possible at the time.

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Posted by BRAKIE on Monday, February 17, 2020 4:50 PM

gmpullman
I cringe every time they say there is a burning "tanker car" or "the conductor tried to put the brakes on but still didn't stop in time".

Ed,I agree.. Another term that needs to go into file 13 is "lashup".. The correct term is locomotive consist..  I bet the fella that first used the term "lashup" never looked up the meaning.

Another is "Both (say) CSX engineers wasn't hurt in the derailment". 

And who can forget that statement in "Unstoppable" Remember they are doing 70 mph in reverse in order to catch the runaway train!"  

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