Railcar wheel changeout. AKA Insane Repairs

Also known as Intrain Repairs, an expensive and dangerous process of changing wheels using multiple pieces of machinery and hydraulics that constantly required maintenance, its purpose was to eliminate switching, but they ended up switching anyway. You cannot beat a drop pit, line up a string of cars at a repair facility and they are done in one shift.

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+3 1. snotraddict commented 7 years ago

Very interesting TS.
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+1 2. Natan_el_Tigre commented 7 years ago

Is this Canadian for "pit stop", eh? ;)
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0 3. thefox commented 7 years ago

Seems like a lot of trouble.
Here's what I would have used:
qualitytools.co.nz/images/manyimages/w1013.jpg :)
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+1 4. cameramaster commented 7 years ago

I rename this video to..."everything you wanted to know about changing a wheel on a train...but were afraid to ask".
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+1 5. thundersnow commented 7 years ago

Hahaha...good comments above. :)
Thank you #1! :)
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+1 6. Judge-Jake commented 7 years ago

Fascinating.... to start with it didn't seem, dangerous at all then they lifted the whole thing up and suddenly yep it looked dangerous. :O