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LIRR diesel derailed by bulldozer

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LIRR diesel derailed by bulldozer
Posted by wanswheel on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 10:35 AM

Not lately.  May 21, 1955.  Woodbury Road in Hicksville. 

http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/lirrCliners/lirrCliners.htm

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Posted by RME on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 10:56 AM

No matter what they might have said in the story, that's not a bulldozer.  Dozers have caterpillar treads.  That thing had rubber tires, probably some kind of front-end loader... and it would be VERY interesting to see what part of it caused that front-end damage to the C-liner.

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Posted by NDG on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 12:45 PM

 

Some things never change.
 
 
Thank You.
 
P.S.
 
Looks as if the loader peeled off the F-M Bronze Builders Plate.
 
Below louvres in Battery Box Door.
 
Plate still on in colour image.
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Posted by mudchicken on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 6:36 PM

Wheel Loader/ Front End Loader

http://ritchiespecs.com/specification?https://www.deere.com/en_US/products/equipment/wheel_loaders/544k/544k_it4.pagetype=Construction+Equipment&category=Wheel+Loader&make=John+Deere&model=544&modelid=91186

in the newsworker's warped little world, if it's yellow equipment, it's a buldozer just like any railcar becomes a boxcar.

Mudchicken Nothing is worth taking the risk of losing a life over. Come home tonight in the same condition that you left home this morning in. Safety begins with ME.... cinscocom-west
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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 8:07 PM

mudchicken
Wheel Loader/ Front End Loader

http://ritchiespecs.com/specification?https://www.deere.com/en_US/products/equipment/wheel_loaders/544k/544k_it4.pagetype=Construction+Equipment&category=Wheel+Loader&make=John+Deere&model=544&modelid=91186

in the newsworker's warped little world, if it's yellow equipment, it's a buldozer just like any railcar becomes a boxcar.

Pass a couple of Ritchie Bros. auction sites on my trips to Kansas.  When the auction is near, there is a WHOLE LOT of various forms of construction equipment - big and small.

Never too old to have a happy childhood!

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Posted by mudchicken on Friday, April 07, 2017 1:20 PM
Mudchicken Nothing is worth taking the risk of losing a life over. Come home tonight in the same condition that you left home this morning in. Safety begins with ME.... cinscocom-west
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Posted by DS4-4-1000 on Friday, April 07, 2017 1:25 PM

mudchicken
in the newsworker's warped little world, if it's yellow equipment, it's a buldozer just like any railcar becomes a boxcar.

And even if the automobile runs into the side of the last car in a train the headlines read "Car Hit by Train"

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Posted by mudchicken on Friday, April 07, 2017 1:50 PM

Same crap, different era (like 2 days ago) - BNSF Melrose NM on the Transcon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSwZTaeXph4

BNSF 4102 and 5441 are gonna be in the shops for a while. The 34 Ton John Deere Excavator and lowboy trailer are toast. Hope the conductor is discharged quickly and the truck driver becomes a permanent pedestrian.

Mudchicken Nothing is worth taking the risk of losing a life over. Come home tonight in the same condition that you left home this morning in. Safety begins with ME.... cinscocom-west
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Posted by andychandler on Monday, April 10, 2017 7:57 PM

thanks for the posting.  Enjoy seeing all the period details in addition to the railroad equipment.  Thank goodness for the nose protecting the cab occupants.  Some of the new design locomotives have little such protection.

Andrew D. Chandler

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