FRA(DOTX 217)self propelled geometry car passes Davenport Union Station. DUS was owned by the DRI&NW from 1908 to 1994 when it was given to the City of Davenport by the CPR for the tidy sum of a d... (more)
Back in 78 Amtrak in all it's infinite wisdom decided to get rid of the crew change at Lacrosse,WI and run the engine crew from Milwaukee to St.Paul/Minneapolis(Midway.) The first crew west on wha... (more)
The FRA geometry car and its accompaniment rest in Andrews Yard in Columbia, SC.
Two UP GEVOs (UP 7949 & UP 8229) lead an FRA track inspection train across 9th Ave in Portland, just east of Union Station. The test car is headed to Seattle where it will be barged to Alaska for... (more)
We just got the T-10 off the coach track at Portage,WI. as our pool freight crew has been called to pilot it east to Milwaukee. Normally an extra board engineer and conductor would have been calle... (more)
NS delivered the FRA cars overnight to the interchange for CSX to pick up later in the morning for a run on the Bowline. I just happened to be on my way home from work and found them!
An interesting find at the BNSF Northtown yard. The FRA track inspection vehicle DOTX 220. In 2007, Colorado Railcar built track geometry car DOTX 220 for the Federal Railroad Administration. DOT... (more)
NS train #901 moves the FRA test cars west from TRRA Madison Yard towards Kansas City.
NS train #901 moves the FRA test cars west from TRRA Madison Yard towards Missouri.
This is a Gage Restraint Measurement Vehicle. I heard secondhand that Norfolk Southern had just bought it. What it is is at: http://www.ensco.com/index.cfm?page=319
DOTX 217, a track geometry car waits for an intermodal train at North Powder. This complex car can be operated by itself or towed behind another locomotive. In this case, Union Pacific SD70M #4917... (more)
DOTX 217 poses in Louisville on a beautiful morning before departing on an inspection trip over the P&L to Paducah.
FRA track geometry train glides along inspecting tracks from Decatur to Mattoon. This self-propelled car holds up to 20 people, has a computer room and a kitchen.