Wanted: M of W equipment Photos

Discussion in 'Maintenance of Way' started by gjslsffan, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    Very insightful thread. :)
     
  2. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    William
    That 7052 Tamper II is near 52 feet long. How did they load it on the flats or did it move job to job on its own?

     
  3. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    Tom, just got back from the Portland NMRA Show, Great Time, but the Tampers and Regulators have Lift Rings in the sides and they use a 100 Ton crane to load. Frisco used to road them a lot, but mainly Trucked them, They had a Trailer that the neck laid down on the track, drove them on.
     
  4. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    OK that makes sense, but I dont see any 50-60ft MOW flats. Does anyone know if there were 50-60ft MOW flats?? So, if not then like you say, they were likey trucked or roaded. That said I bet they got trucked a lot.
    As always, thanks for the info.

     
  5. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    Tom, course the Frisco was merged, but in the beginning of the "Super Gang" era, I was assigned to run the 50 machine crew from Kansas City, up the St Joe line, to P Jct toward Ravenna Line across the Powder River down to Gurnsey. Continuing service down the Front Range ternimating in Walsenburg, Co. That was 5 Sets of Plasser 09's and 5 Jackson 6700 sets. The Gang started in April, ending in October. We tamped all the Concrete Tie areas. Quite the trip, the machine flats was TTAX, so after the machines got longer they used the longer type cars. I don't think Frisco used them, that would be in the mid 90's somewhere. They used to tamp the Concrete Ties every year, to keep them from cracking in the center. The Concrete P8-11 started about 1988 or close. BN, painted their cars a redish mineral color, generally like BN 9457---like that. A small MW on one end. Almost all the machines was loaded on rail gang, tie gang and surfacing gangs with cranes.
    Oh, by the way, on Frisco, the long tampers, the machines, (the machine was one trip and the buggy's was a second trip) The whole machine, with buggies loaded was too high for the bridges.
    Incidentally that trip, nearly put me in the bag. sometimes 15, 16 hours, we worked all the day's of the month, then took the rest days at the end of the month.
     
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  6. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Here is the last piece (probably not) for the MofW work train.
    Got the Kershaw Regulator from Custom Finishes, Loaded it on a MW flat used those PDC chains and binders.
    Thanks for looking.

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  7. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    I sure do like these photo's you put on here, the window's sure are a bugger to install. Any tip's would be appreciated. I have done the Burro Crane, but have not finished it yet.
     

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  8. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks William,
    That is a fine looking Burro crane, what Yellow did you use? Those windows are a pain, I cut them a bit bigger than the opening and used this canopy glue had it for years, works good to glue them miserably delicate plastic handrails too. I am sure there are other maybe better glues but I have used this stuff for a long time, just a little dab will do ya.

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  9. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

  10. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    Thanks Tom and Keith, on the adhesives. The Yellow, is Polly Reading Yellow. Good tip on the windows, it say's to cut close, but that don't leave much to glue. I tried to put them inside, but then you lose the rubber gasket look.
    The Yellow used by some railroads was called "Sunshine Yellow" thinking that was a "Dupont" color. When I had my motorcar, one of the guy's that repaired the cars painted my MT-19A car.
     

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