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Just off roading in a train!
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 Posted: Wed Apr 27th, 2016 06:18 pm
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https://youtu.be/tSxF3WxyfAg



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 Posted: Wed Apr 27th, 2016 07:16 pm
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Nice video. The bridge at 4:10 looks scary, check the ties.

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 Posted: Wed Apr 27th, 2016 10:24 pm
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Yeah, track maintenance is not even a low priority... Jose.



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hmmm... a Mercedes bus on rails. Steering wheel still in place, I wonder if it was a hi-rail... There WERE two speeders on the route, one with a crew, and two guys digging drainage ditches... MOW in action...

That was fun, thanks for the link I spent a lot of time in Latin America and that makes me wish I had more time there yet. Oh well, there are other videos to watch.



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 Posted: Thu Apr 28th, 2016 02:10 am
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At the time I was visiting Peru the shining path was still very active ,we where advised not to visit Huancayo because of my mh western appearance(cowboy boots,full beard)despite the good warning we made it to Huancayo by bus,the rail from lima to Huancayo was still blown to pieces partially other wise we would have gone by train!



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 Posted: Thu Apr 28th, 2016 10:21 pm
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Cool video. I couldn't tell from the vid but many times railcars/busses still had a steering wheel-used as a brake. Yep, the unused wheel was hooked up to the brake linkage and was "familiar" to train crews who turned wheels to hold cars. This info comes from RR employees who ran railcars, etc.

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 Posted: Thu Apr 28th, 2016 10:56 pm
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I've read that too Woodie. It also gives them something to sleep on...



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 Posted: Fri Apr 29th, 2016 12:06 am
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Yes interesting railways in that part of the world...
Here is a VW bus doing the same route. Potosi to Sucre...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMKJhwhX5X4



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Track appears in a little better shape in that one.

Do they run any kind of a freight operation (aside from the top of the bus, that is)?

If not, then the only reason for the rail would be to keep vehicular traffic from using the ROW

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