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Alex V.

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« on: March 11, 2007, 09:57:35 PM »

A friend sent this to me - the truck is an "EMD HD3500-2", I think.
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8trJgg3abs
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Matthew Ginkel


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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2007, 08:09:20 PM »

kinda odd to see dump cars and auto racks in the same consist  Undecided
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Alex V.

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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2007, 09:13:12 PM »

Not to mention the odd locomotive.
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Bill Baker

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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2007, 09:48:42 AM »

I've seen that a couple of times on TV.  I am usually looking at the track and roadbed to get some scenery ideas.  As a matter of fact I couldn't even tell you what automobile manufacturer is advertising.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2007, 10:03:11 AM »

What they did not show you is the Ford F650 on the rear pushing!
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japasha

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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2007, 05:42:13 PM »

It doesn't take much horsepower for a consit of empties. The GIs in WWII use Duece and a half's for the same tack. Much less horsepower There are pictures of them doing that in Europe and Alaska Might make a nice model.
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2007, 06:05:04 PM »

The lead shot shows a truck with SECX Southeast Coal (GE Railcar Services) reporting marks.

The wording under the pickup truck said the image is fictionalized.
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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2007, 06:22:16 PM »

 Wink Back in 1998 a friend used his Dodge Ram 1500 to move a 45 tonner for loading once we got the old girl to rollin it didn't take much at all, on the other hand bringing it to a stop with rusted hand brakes was not fun.

I have shoved 5 loaded tankcars before with a F150 hirail truck on the shortline I used to work for just make sure to have a brakeman riding the hand brakes.

Stephen
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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2007, 06:38:09 PM »

And maybe a Dodge in the middle?Huh???     Wink
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Alex V.

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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2007, 09:05:38 PM »

I've heard that there were Jeeps outfitted for rail use in WWII, too.
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« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2007, 05:21:49 PM »

And a few Silverados were on an empty pulpwood car. Puh-leeze.

Also note the older-style auto rack cars.
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« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2007, 06:33:25 PM »

This commercial was shot on the Sierra Railroad in early February '07. Here is a report (originally posted on the Yahoo Historic Sierra Railway Group) from Tom Bispo who was the engineer for the shoot:

“Filming took place between MP 5 (Sand Hill) and MP 19 (Cooperstown.) over
the course of four days (2/2-2/5). The train was made up of 17 mixed
freight cars (including a home made auto rack and two flat cars from the
Fillmore & Western), a caboose and the SERA 48 & 50. This is the largest
production consist since the making of the movie Bound for Glory (late
1970s). Extensive use of a rail-bound camera crane and helicopter was made.
Although it is not confirmed, the commercial should be televised in the next
few weeks.”

Looks like the Sierra RR is still a favorite for the RR film business!

Happy RRing,

Jerry
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Alex V.

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« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2007, 08:35:54 PM »

Thanks for the extra info, Jerry!
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« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2007, 09:09:40 PM »

what good does it do to have dual tires in the rear if they don't all touch the ground...
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Alex V.

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« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2007, 09:30:54 PM »

I guess you're right - it would help if it was a dual axle instead of dual wheel.
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