Trains.com

Something you don't see everyday....lol

1093 views
6 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    June 2009
  • From: Dallas, TX
  • 5,449 posts
Something you don't see everyday....lol
Posted by CMStPnP on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 8:22 PM

From E&LS' favorite railfan......advance video to 2:30 and watch the water show.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4t_tvjjgKuc

 

  • Member since
    May 2003
  • From: US
  • 21,156 posts
Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 8:35 PM

CMStPnP
From E&LS' favorite railfan......advance video to 2:30 and watch the water show.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4t_tvjjgKuc

The amazing thing is that the floor and sides were solid enough for the car to actually hold water.

Gondola floors are probably the most abused part of any rail cars.

  • Member since
    October 2014
  • 695 posts
Posted by Gramp on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 10:04 PM

A new recreational activity. Hobo lap swimming. Motion in motion. 

  • Member since
    June 2009
  • From: Dallas, TX
  • 5,449 posts
Posted by CMStPnP on Thursday, July 15, 2021 11:38 AM

BaltACD
Gondola floors are probably the most abused part of any rail cars.

I thought they had holes drilled in them to drain water?   Perhaps they are all plugged by rust flakes?

  • Member since
    January 2019
  • From: Henrico, VA
  • 7,023 posts
Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, July 15, 2021 12:16 PM

"Shark Week" is coming up!  Guess what's in that gon?

  • Member since
    December 2017
  • From: I've been everywhere, man
  • 3,610 posts
Posted by SD70Dude on Thursday, July 15, 2021 2:25 PM

CMStPnP
BaltACD
Gondola floors are probably the most abused part of any rail cars.

I thought they had holes drilled in them to drain water?   Perhaps they are all plugged by rust flakes?

Or dirt that got scooped up along with the last load of scrap.

Coal and sulphur cars have drain holes, with little rubber plugs that will float to let water drain out but also seal under the weight of the load.  

Also, I've never seen a green SBU before.

Greetings from Alberta

-an Articulate Malcontent

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: Toronto, Canada
  • 2,231 posts
Posted by 54light15 on Thursday, July 15, 2021 5:09 PM

Enh... it's happened before: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEh5lZumP0M 

Join our Community!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

Search the Community

Newsletter Sign-Up

By signing up you may also receive occasional reader surveys and special offers from Trains magazine.Please view our privacy policy