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What is this?

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I took this shot from the Staten Island Railway, maybe other railroads use this, but what is this on the tracks?

 

My only guess is this is where they clean/removed/change trucks on some of their railroad cars.

 

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Harry, im not 100% sure, but this could be the "re-railer" ( word is used in model railroading, to get cars back on the tracks), but this could be used for SIR's work operations when the "trucks" drive along the route..

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Those are called Hi-railers. But, I've model railroaded before for many years, re-railers are usually hard. To be honest I've never seen a re-railer on a real life railroad. The material used in the picture I posted looks like a soft rubber or plastic material.

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Yeah, I'd say a wash station. See the box within the cadge over there? Is that some sort of high-pressure water pump? Or fuel?

 

Maybe possibly it could be where they fuel the locomotives.. and they have the drain so the gas doesn't spill on the ground?

 

Not too sure, but those are my two guesses.

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Yeah, I'd say a wash station. See the box within the cadge over there? Is that some sort of high-pressure water pump? Or fuel?

 

Maybe possibly it could be where they fuel the locomotives.. and they have the drain so the gas doesn't spill on the ground?

 

Not too sure, but those are my two guesses.

 

I think you are correct. It has a hose and a Big Red sign on it saying something and the most obvious thing that they would put on that is if it was expolsive or flammable.

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