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  • engineering challenge? or stupidity?and why is it neccessary in the first place.

    I hope you all had a great Holiday season and continue with it on until the new year God bless all my dear friends-yes all of you. LOL.

    I sincerely hope you agree this is indeed on topic and a severe ENGINEERING CHALLENGE . wow please see this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKWz2sSEqOU

    How is this possible-permissible-tolerated? I have never seen anything like this before in my life. Alistair
    Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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    Originally posted by Alistair Hosie View Post
    I hope you all had a great Holiday season and continue with it on until the new year God bless all my dear friends-yes all of you. LOL.

    I sincerely hope you agree this is indeed on topic and a severe ENGINEERING CHALLENGE . wow please see this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKWz2sSEqOU

    How is this possible-permissible-tolerated? I have never seen anything like this before in my life. Alistair
    The video has been hijacked- it's not in Russia. It's in America. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X2A2f6E5DI

    The camera angle makes it looks worse than it is, but it's pretty bad.

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    • #3
      Thats my old backyard. Formerly known as Maumee & Western and operated by Indiana Hi-Rail till they went bankrupt. Its a serious mess due to maintenance being deferred for decades. Looks like the video was shot on the line just east of Cecil, Ohio. From what I've heard the new owner Pioneer Railcorp has been doing some serious upgrades.

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      • #4
        Not just the angle, but probably shot with a telephoto lens, which makes everything foreshortened, and really makes it look stupider than the intensely stupid but not QUITE that bad actual condition. Intensifies the look of the track to appear almost as a corkscrew.
        1601

        Keep eye on ball.
        Hashim Khan

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        • #5
          I used to work for a major US railroad, and that video and quite a few like it got passed around a lot. Camera lens and angle accentuates the track misalignment, but it is pretty bad. As long as the gauge (space between the tracks) is within limits, the units and cars will stay greasy side down if they go slow enough. There are a lot of shortline roads that run on a shoestring and have no money for maintenance, so as long as they can crawl their two trains a week over the track, it's still paying the rent.

          Ed
          For just a little more, you can do it yourself!

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          • #6
            The FRA (Federal Railroad Administration) classifies all tracks in the U.S. according to their condition. There are maximum allowable
            speeds for each category. The track shown in the video is probably rated as Excepted--it might be a Class 1.

            There are other videos showing that same section of track and while the telephoto perspective does increase the apparent poor state
            of repair it's pretty clear from the way that the locomotive sways back and forth that the track is in very poor condition...

            http://trn.trains.com/railroads/abcs...lassifications
            Keith
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            Just one project too many--that's what finally got him...

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            • #7
              If you look carefully at this one you will see a boxcar that is off the rails.

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ao-24274Jw

              He just keeps on going. I wonder if he even knows. Or perhaps it happens every day.
              Paul A.

              Make it fit.
              You can't win and there is a penalty for trying!

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              • #8
                More Clickbait :-(
                If you benefit from the Dunning-Kruger Effect you may not even know it ;-)

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                • #9
                  Thanks, I love watching that video...

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                  • #10
                    Here is another good one

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