Very old inspection car
We called it the mosquito. It travels the entire line before each series of 2 trains, checking for rocks fallen on the tracks and other defects.
A westbound manifest on the Roseville sub lights up the side of a UP business train as it lays over on the east end of the yard over night.
CP,s clean 39 Buick in front of Hays station ,it was acquired in 1939 to replace a 1929 Packard in the Ontario district.Apparently,it could do 72 MPH,had air brakes and the steering wheel was the ... (more)
An interesting find at Pig's Eye - the new FRA car from Colorado Railcar overnighting at the yard
UP inspection car "Idaho" brings up the rear of the 844's train.
Sperry Rail Service inspection car #146 sits while getting some internal repairs.
Used to inspect the STCUM metro network.
This is a 1938 Buick used as an inspection car.
UP Track Evaluation Car On way To North Little Rock from Houston
On static display.