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Consolation for all 3-rail 0-gaugers
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 Posted: Sun Mar 19th, 2017 01:34 pm
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Hi all,
so the 3-railers cannot be dubbed as being non-prototypic after I came across that T. O'Sullivan photo. All wood with what seems to be angle iron lining. Wonder how they picked up the current from the center rail...



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 Posted: Sun Mar 19th, 2017 03:07 pm
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Wonder how they picked up the current from the center rail...

With a wood pickup shoe...

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 Posted: Sun Mar 19th, 2017 05:00 pm
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Like this you mean?



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Thinking on something like:

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The old photo APPEARS to be an incline railway, some of which had 3 rails which at times divided off into 2 separate tracks when passing up & down cars was needed. But then again...?

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@Woodie
Your idea makes sense, it could have been a Fell incline system



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Looking closely at the photo, you can make out the cable for the lower tram car next to the center rail. at the top of the photo is the upper tram car approaching the loading bin. A passing track behind the photographer would allow the
two cars to pass. The center track would be split into two and the outer rails moved out for the cars to pass.



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