Sunday, March 21, 2010

Hand brake......what hand brake?

Just had to post this video clip of a group of Norfolk Southern locomotive going past a level grade crossing in the dark. Can you spot the problem? Video clip by unknown.
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Why they mark cars with rotary couplers?





The answer is so they avoid an accident like the following that happened at dumper 31 Westshore property at Roberts Bank. A snafu, first coal car behind locomotive must have a rotary drawbar next to locomotive. Photos by unknown.