Discussion in 'Maintenance of Way' started by gjslsffan, Oct 22, 2014.
Very insightful thread.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The people that make ZAP CA also make a similar product called Formula 560 (note the resemblance to RC56?). It is more readily available. RC56 is usually found only in stores that sale R/C Airplane stuff.
These products were featured in my thread on glues and adhesives: http://www.frisco.org/vb/showthread.php?3618-Glues-what-to-use&highlight=glues
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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