Tuesday, December 11, 2007

On the right track?


Hyderabad asked about the train tracks in the Old Railway Bridge photo. I'm not sure of the answer, but thought I would post this 'turn around' view which shows the end of the inner set of tracks. I wondered about them, too, and thought they must be some added tracks, for better stability while crossing the bridge. Anyone know, if I'm "on the right track". to see the other side of the tracks, click here Bridge

12 comments:

Jim said...

You got me wondering now.

Annie said...

All I can think of is "to infinity and beyond".

Wanda said...

Whether you are on the Right track or wrong track it's a great track picture~!!

Mo said...

Artistic track layer?

photowannabe said...

Don't know anything about that but your perspective on the tracks is terrific. Good shot.

'Through-JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

Hi Wendy,
Now I am curious what you mean? Just let me know here...?
Besides of that, I like this timeless wonderfull track, the other day I like the track too, the lines are so great for photography:)

I started posting some DUTCH 'birds' flying away , but did not.... they changed their minds I quess? Come and look . Have a great week/day

Greetings JoAnn:)

Dan said...

Wendy,

Nice pic. Great perspective on this and the lighting is great.

I am clueless on the purpose of the inner set of tracks.

Hyde DP said...

I'm puzzled too - a quick google only sent me down irrelevant tracks. For stability is my best guess.

Moi said...

i am still tracking it down, Wendy!!!! :D

Ioanna said...

I love this photo! It add mystery in my day!Beautiful!

Moonshadow said...

I received an answer from Railroad.net...
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Thanks for writing. Anyone can join RAILROAD.NET and post a question! I'm not in the industry either, I'm just an enthusiast.

I looked at the picture, the extra set of rails on the bridge are what we call "guard rails." If a train some how accidentally derails- like if a set of wheels comes off the rail and starts riding along the dirt and gravel- the guard rails help keep the wheels in alignment (and sometimes help re-rail the errant
wheels) and prevent a larger catastrophe where the train could derail and fall off the bridge completely.

I hope this helps answer the question...

In the future, you can reach us here:
http://railroad.net/contact

And always feel free to post your questions on RAILROAD.NET!

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