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Old 10-23-2019, 11:57 AM
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Check out the track in this vid. Hard to believe they're using it. Boring vid, but fast fwd to where the engine is close up. At one point, it looks like the wheels are pushing dirt aside.

Is this common

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qoz7pzaQOQs
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Old 10-23-2019, 03:30 PM
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Looks like heat expansion , oddly enough probably looks normal when cooler than the stated 104 F as posted . I would bet the maintenance crew would have a hard time running the track gauge when it is like that . Sure moves the ballast around between and over the ties . Cool video WJR
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Old 10-23-2019, 04:33 PM
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That vidio was posted in 2010, says the track was ripped up and abandoned later.
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Old 10-23-2019, 04:50 PM
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YouTube

has several similar videos of less than perfect rail lines. There are some where the loco/engine is swinging side to side by about a foot or more. If interested you can search for them.
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Old 10-23-2019, 06:44 PM
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Iíve seen bad track before, but that is the worst Iíve ever seen that is actually being used.
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Old 10-23-2019, 10:20 PM
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It probably looks a lot worse than it actually was. Using a lot of zoom will induce really strange distortions, especially when shooting things like railroad tracks. Consider the fact that each rail section in that video is 39 feet. Do they look like they are 39 feet long?
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It probably looks a lot worse than it actually was. Using a lot of zoom will induce really strange distortions, especially when shooting things like railroad tracks. Consider the fact that each rail section in that video is 39 feet. Do they look like they are 39 feet long?
Yeah that. Train didn't wiggle and sashay like I thought it might.
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Old 10-23-2019, 11:04 PM
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It probably looks a lot worse than it actually was. Using a lot of zoom will induce really strange distortions, especially when shooting things like railroad tracks. Consider the fact that each rail section in that video is 39 feet. Do they look like they are 39 feet long?
I'm sure you're right; optical illusion.

I figured it must have at least been safe, since they were using it.

It's just that all the track I've seen that has trains running on it looks to be a lot better maintained, and at least with the tops above the dirt close to it.

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Old 10-23-2019, 11:48 PM
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My uncle lives near the abandoned railroad in Statesboro, seen the rails but not as bad that in the video. Going to visit them for a family gathering next week and might give him a hand installing the brake kit and poison spyder rockbrawler on his Wrangler. The road near their place got lots of potholes and pretty beaten, plus they got some good off road trails.
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Yeah that. Train didn't wiggle and sashay like I thought it might.
It's not a drunk woman in a miniskirt, Al.
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Old 10-24-2019, 08:55 AM
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It's not a drunk woman in a miniskirt, Al.
I likey the sober au-naturale sashayers. Chaser has the pix.
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Old 10-24-2019, 09:57 AM
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Interesting vid. Whats the chances the vid that popped up after this one was up in my area. I've been across these tracks and down that street uncountable times. The FX Matt/Utica Club/Saranac brewery is at the end of that line. The train supplies them and picks up product. No hot weather in this vid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLSSS0RdYYc

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Old 10-25-2019, 07:54 AM
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That

scene reminds me of when I was operating Amtrak trains over the CSX through Lafayette, IN. Back then, the tracks and the depot, were located on Main Street. The traffic signals were programmed to stop cross-traffic from proceeding east/west across the tracks while we were on them. It was kind of cool watching the traffic signals ahead of the train changing to "green" as we proceeded south.

However, because the city permitted parking on both sides of the street, it was a rare occasion that we didn't peel the side mirrors off several vehicles each trip. The city and the CSX finally moved the track out of "downtown."

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I can't imagine that train stayed on those tracks. I've seen snakes that were straighter. 1917
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Old 10-29-2019, 07:36 AM
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You'd

be surprised how well a rail car and a small locomotive will follow the rail. I've had the rail "stand-up" in front of me many times, then lay back down. Another factor is speed. Tracks like these are known as "excepted track." Speed is no greater than 10 MPH. And, never, ever, get the rail cars into a "harmonic rock" which causes the rail cars to flip over onto their sides.

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