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 Posted: Wed Apr 27th, 2016 11:18 pm
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Manfred D
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https://youtu.be/tSxF3WxyfAg








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I like to die in my sleep like my grandfather and not screaming in horror like his passengers!
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 Posted: Thu Apr 28th, 2016 12:16 am
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Nice video.

The bridge at 4:10 looks scary,
check the ties.

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 Posted: Thu Apr 28th, 2016 03:24 am
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Yeah,

Track maintenance is not even a low priority...

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 Posted: Thu Apr 28th, 2016 07:10 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 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,
otherwise we would have gone by train!




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 Posted: Fri Apr 29th, 2016 03:21 am
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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: Fri Apr 29th, 2016 05:06 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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 Posted: Fri Apr 29th, 2016 07:59 pm
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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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Love it.

Beats the hell out of paving over half the planet for cars.







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