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Old 08-31-2018, 04:10 AM   #271
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I think that this might be the answer, but will stand corrected.

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Why do they have the two extra railway lines (in between the main lines) on bridges?
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Do you mean the guard rails placed parallel to regular running rail along areas of the bridge?
These have the effect of keeping the wheels of rolling stock in alignment in case of derailment(making sure the derailed train will not turn over).
It also helps to minimize damage to the bridge and allow easier post-accident cleanup.
from Wikipedia: Guard rails (railroad)
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Old 08-31-2018, 10:30 AM   #272
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By jove, I believe you've solved the mystery. Possibly the photograph was taken from a bridge structure.
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Old 08-31-2018, 11:31 AM   #273
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Nailed it, good find C.
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Old 08-31-2018, 12:32 PM   #274
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That's so cool! I've seen those before and wondered about them but never realized that it had to do with the bridge.
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Old 09-02-2018, 05:51 PM   #275
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Old 09-08-2018, 06:36 PM   #276
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I didn't know they labeled steam engine with day and night signals as to whether the were going forward pulling the train, or running backward pushing the train.
The pulling engine was also marked as to whether there was one pushing or not.

I can understand if an engineer suddenly sees another engine on the same track facing him, it's nice to have signals to tell him if it's pushing a trrain or to bail out. But I don't see why the pulling engine would be labeled that there's a pusher at the other end?
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Old 09-08-2018, 06:42 PM   #277
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Now this shows four engines pushing a big plow but they're all facing forward.
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Old 09-08-2018, 06:54 PM   #278
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Oh, and the boilers are designed for the type of coal available, Anthracite being high-test and preferable, with more heat for the weight so better mileage and less shoveling. Places like India where the coal is very low grade they might have there own designs.
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Old 09-13-2018, 03:31 PM   #279
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Drag race, rollin' coal...

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Old 09-22-2018, 04:37 AM   #280
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The filename says bridgewashedout...I make no guarantees as to the veracity of the description of the water-spanning device.
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Old 09-22-2018, 10:18 AM   #281
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Looks like a scene from Culverts Travels.
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:17 PM   #282
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Old 10-11-2018, 12:34 PM   #283
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The muscle memory in those guys. They just keep working, with no wasted movements that I can see.
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Old 10-11-2018, 02:57 PM   #284
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That oughta hold 'er.
Looks like about ten specialized tools.
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:03 PM   #285
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I freaked out a bit with the face-level blowtorch, but I expect the perspective made it look much closer to the other guy's head than it actually was.
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