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Working the elevator II by classictrains Working the elevator II by classictrains
An OLD Whiting Trackmobile used for spotting one or two cars at the CO-OP grain elevator. It can drop the tires and roll sideways off the rails to avoid the need for run-around track moves.
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:iconcharukunova:
CharukuNova Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
cool
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CNW8646 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
Looks like a cross between a tractor, & plymouth switcher.
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:iconclassictrains:
classictrains Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
Believe it or not what you are looking at is a real commercial product. It is not someone's garage nightmare. :-)
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CNW8646 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
I can believe it, I think that the Southeastern Railway Museum has one. They are very odd little things, but very useful.
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Why does that Engine have a E Shelf Coupler? Those were suppose to be for Tankers only?
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classictrains Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
That's a very interesting question. I can only guess that perhaps it was used at one time to switch tanks at an oil industry. Perhaps in south Texas. Just guessing!
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Perhaps
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:iconrailroadsloth:
railroadsloth Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
:O_o: That guy looks like me!
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:iconclassictrains:
classictrains Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
he was taking a smoke break.... well away from the elevators you will notice.
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:iconrailroadsloth:
railroadsloth Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
Ick, I'm deadly allergic to cigarette smoke. Wise move staying away from the elevators, too! *pictures a mushroom cloud*
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