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CSX Transportation Pandrol Jackson 6700 Track Tamper - By Jesse Weigand


In this scene we have a Pandrol Jackson 6700 track tamper loaded on a 3D printed Load King MoW Rail Trailer hooked to one of First Gear's recently released Volvo VNR300 truck tractors. The tamper is a Custom Finishing Metals white metal model previously shown in several photo galleries. The truck tractor has had custom details added that include oversize load banners, warning lights, decals, airlines and electrical lines.

These specialized lowboy trailers have train track rails embedded in the trailer deck design to allow rail based equipment to ride up onto the detached trailer. Once parked on the tracks the trailer is disconnected and the neck is hydraulically lowered to line up with the railroad tracks. Small ramps allow the on track equipment to ride up onto the trailers deck. The load and trailer can then be reconnected to the tractor and hauled down the road. Photographed on Jesse's Route87 module that will be on display at the 2018 East Coast Meet in W. Springfield, Massachusetts January 27-28, 2018.

Posted January 19, 2018