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CN Track Inspection Train - Rugby Jct, WI (former WC)

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CN Track Inspection Train - Rugby Jct, WI (former WC)
Posted by CMStPnP on Sunday, April 4, 2021 6:31 PM

Little bit of a dip or bump there comming off that railroad crossing......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHvgfPOC22k

 

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Posted by BaltACD on Sunday, April 4, 2021 6:49 PM

CMStPnP
Little bit of a dip or bump there comming off that railroad crossing......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHvgfPOC22k

Don't think the paint on the engine could have been any more 'weathered' if they actually tried.  The bell on the engine sounds like it should be on a toddlers tricycle.

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Posted by kgbw49 on Sunday, April 4, 2021 7:55 PM

Balt, I think the inspection car cook was just ringing the triangle to let the crew know the beans and hardtack were ready.

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Posted by tree68 on Sunday, April 4, 2021 8:34 PM

BaltACD
The bell on the engine sounds like it should be on a toddlers tricycle.

The bell on our SW1 rings like that...

It'll be a little hard for management to ignore that spot now, assuming they're on board...

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Posted by CMStPnP on Sunday, April 4, 2021 9:25 PM

BaltACD
Don't think the paint on the engine could have been any more 'weathered' if they actually tried.  The bell on the engine sounds like it should be on a toddlers tricycle.

In Wisconsin both UP and CP do a pretty good job with community relations.   CN not so much and I am not sure what the issue is but they always come across as fairly cold-hearted Fereghi types (Star Trek characters) in the press.

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Monday, April 5, 2021 12:05 AM

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Little bit of a dip or bump there comming off that railroad crossing......

  As far as I could tell only the last truck on the last car experienced that "bump", and it seemed severe. 

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Posted by tree68 on Monday, April 5, 2021 11:50 AM

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  As far as I could tell only the last truck on the last car experienced that "bump", and it seemed severe. 

The video doesn't show much of the other cars at the crossing, but it did look like they did a dip there.  If they are using tight-lock couplings, that would have moderated the dip.  The last truck didn't have that advantage.

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 1:18 AM

tree68

 

 
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  As far as I could tell only the last truck on the last car experienced that "bump", and it seemed severe. 

 

The video doesn't show much of the other cars at the crossing, but it did look like they did a dip there.  If they are using tight-lock couplings, that would have moderated the dip.  The last truck didn't have that advantage.

 

   Ah, I ran the clip a bunch of times and did hear the jolt between the last and second last cars.  I guess the running noise of the cars closer to the camera masked the sound somewhat, and the noise wasn't there when the last truck hit that dip.

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Posted by Lithonia Operator on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 2:35 PM

It's not clear to me how much dip there was. At that critical second the videographer jarred the camera, and I think that exaggerates the perception of how much the the rail car got bumped.

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