Trackside with Trains Vol. 326: 'Behind the scenes' is open for voting

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Trackside with Trains Vol. 326: 'Behind the scenes' is open for voting
Posted by Brian Schmidt on Monday, April 16, 2018 8:51 AM

Vote for your favorite image in Trackside with Trains Vol. 326: "behind the scenes!" Who captured it best this week? The poll is open through April 22.

http://trn.trains.com/photos-videos/trackside/2018/04/vol-326-behind-the-scenes

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Monday, April 16, 2018 10:08 AM

I went with Joseph Cermak's photo.  Shop pictures show the ultimate behind the scenes activity that keeps the trains operating.

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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Monday, April 16, 2018 3:53 PM

Having recently had the privilege of touring Amtraks Chicago Union Station and seeing the Dispatch office, I went with Robert Jordan's photo of what is unseen by the traveling public. Of course, all of the entries are about the work that goes on to maintain and operate a railroad and all are vital to the operations of trains. But I think dispatching is as key and little thought about by many.

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Posted by rdamon on Monday, April 16, 2018 5:05 PM

Electroliner 1935

Having recently had the privilege of touring Amtraks Chicago Union Station and seeing the Dispatch office, I went with Robert Jordan's photo of what is unseen by the traveling public. Of course, all of the entries are about the work that goes on to maintain and operate a railroad and all are vital to the operations of trains. But I think dispatching is as key and little thought about by many.

 

 

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Posted by zugmann on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 10:38 AM

Track welders don't even get any respect on Trains.com

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Posted by Mookie on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 2:49 PM

zugmann

Track welders don't even get any respect on Trains.com

 

But in real life, Mookie and the Driver respect anyone who can do a thermite weld and make it look easy.  Actually, anything having to do with something as big as a railroad (even a short line) deserves respect.  It is big, expensive and monitored constantly.  One hair of a mistake.  Sure glad they never fired me for a typo or a misfile.  

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Posted by mudchicken on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 3:18 PM

Eight photos, five of which are mechanical, one track (doing something probably banned on most railroads now), one signal (those guys never go home), one operating (DS)...no welder.

Where's the lubricator maintainer with his goop gage? - calling Mike RoweIdea....

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Posted by Mookie on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 4:49 PM

mudchicken
Where's the lubricator maintainer with his goop gage?

He lives in Lincoln between 1st and the bridge, but I don't take photos, so you must "trust me!"  But the view is excellent!

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Posted by zardoz on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 8:16 PM

mudchicken

Eight photos, five of which are mechanical, one track (doing something probably banned on most railroads now), one signal (those guys never go home), one operating (DS)...no welder.

Where's the lubricator maintainer with his goop gage? - calling Mike RoweIdea....

 

This was my other choice to submit; guess I should have listened to that little voice....

 Welding the Frog at Minus 20 degrees by Jim, on Flickr

 

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