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Glenn Byron

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Disappearing Train Tracks
« on: January 23, 2013, 09:31:01 PM »
http://www.dump.com/disappearingtrain/    Was wandering around and found this.  It looks Narrow Gauge.  Maybe we don't really need to clear the ROW.

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Re: Disappearing Train Tracks
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2013, 09:37:05 PM »
The vehicle used appears to be a speeder -a Fairmont or similar. The operator must have traveled the line before, as he makes no change of speed despite the sometimes discouraging outlook.

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Re: Disappearing Train Tracks
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2013, 09:58:54 PM »
Dang, interesting ride ... you can definately tell where they stopped spraying! 

Brendan Barry

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Re: Disappearing Train Tracks
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2013, 10:25:04 PM »
That video has been floating around on youtube. I think it is a railroad line in South Carolina that a museum is working on restoring.
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Bill Reidy

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Re: Disappearing Train Tracks
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2013, 11:20:59 PM »
Send Fred down with a metal-bladed trimmer!
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Re: Disappearing Train Tracks
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2013, 11:48:48 PM »
Looks like a job for ROW MOW
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Dave Buczkowski

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Re: Disappearing Train Tracks
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2013, 03:34:49 AM »
Mike, you'd need to put a bar on the front as well as the side.
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Re: Disappearing Train Tracks
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2013, 08:20:52 AM »
Brendan is correct, it is the portion of the SCRM between Rion quarry and Anderson quarry, about 5 miles std gauge.. The video is probably over 10 years old. The rail is 56# and was promised to us when/if it is replaced with heavy rail. Dont hold your breath. dale

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Re: Disappearing Train Tracks
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2013, 12:54:33 PM »
That speeder may belong to Howard Shepard, one of our members. Bob C. and I have been there a couple of times. Been to the area where the 56 plound rail is. We walked both East and West in that area. They have about 2 and one-half miles of that size rail,However it's at the farthest away from where they are replacing rail. If it ever comes to pass I hope we can get it at a better price than through a dealer.

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Re: Disappearing Train Tracks
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2013, 10:02:36 PM »
Sure looks a lot like the Valley Line North of Higganum.  ;)