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Two weeks ago we made the pilgimage to Disney World in Florida. We had direct flights from Buffalo to Orlando and had Disney pick us up at the Airport and deliver us to the hotel.Worked well. As we were making the journey to our hotel from the airport there was a bridge on the interstate over a rail line and as I look out the bus window I see a CSX diesel with two cranes flanking it and the front truck rolled out in front of it just at a road crossing on the surface road that parralelled the interstate. Pretty interesting I thought. On the fly maintenance? Emergency truck swap or traction motor swap? 

Pretty cool for a brief view from a bus!

Chas
 

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Posted By wchasr on 02/18/2008 8:48 AM
 We had direct flights from Buffalo to Orlando

You flew JetBlue didn't you?
 

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Posted By East Broad Top on 02/18/2008 10:00 AM
Yeah, but what you didn't see was the big yellow box labeled "Aristo-Craft" that was holding the new front truck.

Later,

K

:DThat's downright funny! It could have been a Dash 9. That quick a look I didn't get any train spotting details. 

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Probably an emergency traction motor swap. They have done that twice in the past year in Culpeper, VA. The first was an Amtrak
P42 that had a large piece missing from a front wheel. The last was a Norfolk Southern engine that suffered a traction motor
fire. They moved them off the main and had cranes positioned on each side to roll out the front truck.
 
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