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    I took this photo of a old tamper at Danvill Juction, in Aurburn, ME
    It is still in use, the next day at lunch I saw them using it to lay track

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    Wow! Nice machine.
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    I'll bet that is a rough ride.

    Kind of like going down a flight of steps on a bicycle.

    I wonder what kind of personal safety equipment OSHA and the union make the operator wear under their shorts..
    (The voices I hear in my head may not be real, but sometimes they come up with a good idea.)

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    Wow....haven't seen one of those in action for a while. Most of the MoW around here is combined into larger unit. Nice catch......

    Here's an oldie for ya......Model 40 Burro Crane.....
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    Another nice shot. Thanks.
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    Very nice pic Brian.


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    Those are some great pictures, guys! Look how green everything is already! still pretty brown around here.

    Taylure's tamper actually looks more rigid and robust than this one I found last year. Not sure if it was still in use or not, as it was at a railcar repair facility which has lots of old stuff hanging around...


    Here's a ballast spreader parked right in front of the tamper (they look like all one piece in this photo)


    Ever walk along the track and find a piece of solid rubber about 18 inches long and 2 inches in diameter and wonder what the heck it was? It's a bristle off the brush on the back of the ballast spreader:

    Bet that kicks up some dust!

    Here are a couple of shots I got of a cute little snowplow in La Veta, CO last year:

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    Nice mow equipment photos
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    Man! Some really nice equipment. I would love to be able to get a couple of machines like that in N scale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by musicman View Post
    Man! Some really nice equipment. I would love to be able to get a couple of machines like that in N scale.
    I know that this item has been a topic before, but here is a pic of my N scale MOW Plasser.






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    Here is some... much smaller, though still 1:1. This belongs to the BGRM.



    On the extreme left is a speeder, followed by a crane, some unknown thing (I think it helps replace ties), and what I think is a portable generator.
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    http://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?t=17687

    second set of pics in my thread from Berea has an entire MOW train starting with the ex-CR SD50 going through with the mow equipment and ending with gondolas and boxcars!
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    A few more of the Burro crane/gon....sitting on a side track in Nahunta GA



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    There are some cool photos on this thread. Thanks everyone
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    Great shots on that Burro... I love those little guys. Neat details you can see in those shots, like the added step made of rebar, the strobe on a pole, rear-view mirrors, and the little pulley hanging from the center of the boom. Is it just me or does it look like that cable's fouled?
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    I thought our equipment was old!

    Some old tampers and ballast regulators for sure....
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