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12/11/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:James Hopkins
Dates:1/1/2002 - 12/31/2011
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Double Broom
Title:  Double Broom
Description:  Sweeps the track to clear rocks from the spike pulling area
Photo Date:  6/19/2011  Upload Date: 6/19/2011 10:42:49 PM
Location:  Shenandoah Junction, WV
Author:  James Hopkins
Categories:  Track
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Views:  78   Comments: 0
Plasser Track Stabilizer
Title:  Plasser Track Stabilizer
Description:  beats the crap out of the track to stabilize the rocks, final dressing for a curve, usually a supervisor will leave the stabilizer in the hole, and just let a couple trains run restricted speed over the unstabilized track
Photo Date:  6/19/2011  Upload Date: 6/19/2011 10:43:12 PM
Location:  Shenandoah Junction, WV
Author:  James Hopkins
Categories:  Track
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Views:  209   Comments: 0
Kershaw Ballast Regulator
Title:  Kershaw Ballast Regulator
Description:  Dresses the track, and sweeps it clear to make the track look good, its main job is to pull up rocks in front of the tamper, so the tamper has rocks to put under the ties, then it, or another regulator dresses the track
Photo Date:  6/19/2011  Upload Date: 6/19/2011 10:43:34 PM
Location:  Shenandoah Junction, WV
Author:  James Hopkins
Categories:  Track
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Views:  91   Comments: 0
Backup Tamper and Cart
Title:  Backup Tamper and Cart
Description:  Other names include, baby tamper, and junior tamper. both machines are the same in this picture, that cart carries spare parts. the main tamper only tamps every 3rd tie, these two backups do the other two
Photo Date:  6/19/2011  Upload Date: 6/19/2011 10:43:54 PM
Location:  Shenandoah Junction, WV
Author:  James Hopkins
Categories:  Track
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Views:  64   Comments: 0
Backup Tamper
Title:  Backup Tamper
Description:  Other names include, baby tamper, and junior tamper. the main tamper only tamps every 3rd tie, this backup does the other two
Photo Date:  6/19/2011  Upload Date: 6/19/2011 10:44:16 PM
Location:  Shenandoah Junction, WV
Author:  James Hopkins
Categories:  Track
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Views:  84   Comments: 0
Mark IV Tamper
Title:  Mark IV Tamper
Description:  Plots, raises, levels and straightens track, then tamps rocks underneath the ties, only does every third tie
Photo Date:  6/19/2011  Upload Date: 6/19/2011 10:44:37 PM
Location:  Shenandoah Junction, WV
Author:  James Hopkins
Categories:  Track
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Views:  99   Comments: 0
Ballast Regulator
Title:  Ballast Regulator
Description:  Another ballast regulator, this one pulls stone up on to the track, to give the tamper something to tamp, the earlier one showed dresses the trac
Photo Date:  6/19/2011  Upload Date: 6/19/2011 10:45:07 PM
Location:  Shenandoah Junction, WV
Author:  James Hopkins
Categories:  Track
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Views:  72   Comments: 0
Backup Tamper
Title:  Backup Tamper
Description:  official name, backup tamper, other names include, baby tamper, and junior tamper. the main tamper only tamps every 3rd tie, this tamps every other
Photo Date:  6/19/2011  Upload Date: 6/19/2011 10:45:32 PM
Location:  Shenandoah Junction, WV
Author:  James Hopkins
Categories:  Track
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Views:  70   Comments: 0
Mark IV Tamper
Title:  Mark IV Tamper
Description:  plots, raises, levels and straightens track, then tamps rocks underneath the ties, only does every third tie
Photo Date:  6/19/2011  Upload Date: 6/19/2011 10:45:52 PM
Location:  Shenandoah Junction, WV
Author:  James Hopkins
Categories:  Track
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Views:  62   Comments: 0
Leading MOW
Title:  Leading MOW
Description:  Norfolk Southern's 937 approaches South with a many suprises in it manifest
Photo Date:  7/16/2011  Upload Date: 7/17/2011 2:01:05 AM
Location:  Luther Jones Road, WV
Author:  James Hopkins
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  NS 2631(SD70M) NS 3202(SD40-2)
Views:  81   Comments: 1
RS 3 Gang
Title:  RS 3 Gang
Description:  Norfolk Southern's 937 rolls south with the RS 3 Gang's MOW equipment
Photo Date:  7/16/2011  Upload Date: 7/16/2011 9:24:26 PM
Location:  Luther Jones Road, WV
Author:  James Hopkins
Categories:  Scenic
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Views:  97   Comments: 0
Awards
Title:  Awards
Description:  Norfolk Southern's 937 MOW train revealed the Harriman Award Winning The Spirit Of Tim Drake dining car as it rolled south
Photo Date:  7/16/2011  Upload Date: 7/16/2011 9:24:55 PM
Location:  Luther Jones Road, WV
Author:  James Hopkins
Categories:  Scenic
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Views:  207   Comments: 1
More
Title:  More
Description:  MOW equipment from the Norfolk Southern's 937 RS3 Rail Gang
Photo Date:  7/16/2011  Upload Date: 7/17/2011 2:17:26 AM
Location:  Luther Jones Road, WV
Author:  James Hopkins
Categories:  Scenic
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Views:  63   Comments: 0
Speed
Title:  Speed
Description:  The RS3 Rail Gang lays nearly 2 miles of track per day by using the MOW equipment on Norfolk Southern's 937 rolling south
Photo Date:  7/16/2011  Upload Date: 7/17/2011 2:18:13 AM
Location:  Luther Jones Road, WV
Author:  James Hopkins
Categories:  Scenic
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Views:  72   Comments: 0
Propane
Title:  Propane
Description:  Mixed in the consist of the Norfolk Southern's 937 RS3 Rail Gang
Photo Date:  7/16/2011  Upload Date: 7/17/2011 2:18:33 AM
Location:  Luther Jones Road, WV
Author:  James Hopkins
Categories:  Scenic
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Views:  67   Comments: 0
Even More
Title:  Even More
Description:  MOW track equipment on Norfolk Southern's 937 RS3 Rail Gang as it continues South
Photo Date:  7/16/2011  Upload Date: 7/17/2011 2:19:35 AM
Location:  Luther Jones Road, WV
Author:  James Hopkins
Categories:  Scenic
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Views:  817   Comments: 2
Yet More
Title:  Yet More
Description:  Norfolk Southern RS3 Rail Gang MOW equipment on the 937
Photo Date:  7/16/2011  Upload Date: 7/17/2011 2:20:06 AM
Location:  Luther Jones Road, WV
Author:  James Hopkins
Categories:  Scenic
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Views:  67   Comments: 0
A few More
Title:  A few More
Description:  Norfolk Southern RS3 Rail Equipment as viewed on the 937 rolling south
Photo Date:  7/16/2011  Upload Date: 7/17/2011 2:20:43 AM
Location:  Luther Jones Road, WV
Author:  James Hopkins
Categories:  Scenic
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Views:  68   Comments: 0
Camping
Title:  Camping
Description:  Norfolk Southern's RS3 Rail Gang camp cars part of the 937 consist
Photo Date:  7/16/2011  Upload Date: 7/17/2011 2:21:13 AM
Location:  Luther Jones Road, WV
Author:  James Hopkins
Categories:  Scenic
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Views:  77   Comments: 0
Spirit and Supply
Title:  Spirit and Supply
Description:  Norfolk Southern's "Spirit of Tim Drake" Diner car a Harriman Award winner with Supply car
Photo Date:  7/16/2011  Upload Date: 7/17/2011 2:21:38 AM
Location:  Luther Jones Road, WV
Author:  James Hopkins
Categories:  Scenic
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Views:  248   Comments: 0
Boxes
Title:  Boxes
Description:  Norfolk Southern's RS3 Rail Gang boxcars move on 937 as it rolls south
Photo Date:  7/16/2011  Upload Date: 7/17/2011 2:23:21 AM
Location:  Luther Jones Road, WV
Author:  James Hopkins
Categories:  Scenic
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Views:  71   Comments: 0


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