ShuttleWagon rail car mover now moving the heritage train!
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Due to our need to do some major maintenance on our CLC Whitcomb diesel switcher, the Railway Children Production has leased a ShuttleWagon rail car mover to provide the motive power to move the heritage train set into and out of the Roundhouse Theatre. Wikipedia describes these rail car movers as follows:
“A rail car mover is a road-rail vehicle (usually capable of travelling on both roads and rail tracks) fitted with couplers for moving small numbers of railroad cars around in a rail siding or small yard. They are extensively used by railroad customers because they are cheaper than owning a switcher locomotive, more convenient and cheaper than paying the railroad operator to do the switching, easier and more productive than manual moving of cars, and in addition they are more versatile since they can travel on road wheels to the cars they need to move, instead of needing clear track. …..”
In the video below we find the Shuttlewagon moving the heritage trainset into the theatre.
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Posting by Russ Milland; Photos by James Gardiner; Video by Mark Pompeo