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National Railway Historical Society

Established in 1936


Railfan Pictures of the Day - 03/16/2006

CSX Bethlehem Branch Lansdale PA March 3 2006
More on the derailment in Lansdale. Part One can be found here, Part Two here.


Now that the rail was loose, the next job was to get the wheels back on track.
The sidewinder was positioned at the end of the car.
The sidewinder walked the derailed truck of the tank car past the rail break.
Once the truck was in position, the next operation, lifting the car onto the rails, required a repositioning of the sidewinder. Driving one of these looks like fun, but requires a lot of skill.

All pictures March 3 2006 Copyright © 2006 John P. Almeida

Photographs for personal use only. All rights reserved by original owner of image. Reproduction or redistribution in any form without express written permission is prohibited.

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