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A different train for @Montfrooij,   when I first saw this I thought it was a single carriage passanger train,   but I missed getting a shot,  luckily its bright blue and easy to spot on its return trip.   Seems to be an inspection train and I guess the windows are fake.






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Looks nice.
And indeed probably an inspection train, although I don't see camera's pointing upwards (here in NL they regularly film all the overhead wires to check for defaults)
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Montfrooij Posted at 11-25 02:44
Looks nice.
And indeed probably an inspection train, although I don't see camera's pointing upwards (here in NL they regularly film all the overhead wires to check for defaults)

I made a closeup of the train.  You can read what it says.  

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DAFlys Posted at 11-25 02:52
I made a closeup of the train.  You can read what it says.  

[view_image]

Not a word in French
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Sorry Im not with you?
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DAFlys Posted at 11-25 03:02
Sorry Im not with you?

It's a saying here in NL.
When something is obvious.
There is not a word in French there.
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Montfrooij Posted at 11-25 03:06
It's a saying here in NL.
When something is obvious.
There is not a word in French there.

Ah OK,  I understand.  
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DAFlys Posted at 11-25 03:12
Ah OK,  I understand.

I wondered if you had the same when I typed it.
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Montfrooij Posted at 11-25 03:15
I wondered if you had the same when I typed it.

There's a few sayings about things being hard to understand and we use a few different languages like swahili.
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DAFlys Posted at 11-25 03:19
There's a few sayings about things being hard to understand and we use a few different languages like swahili.

Ah, I see.
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Great shot DA.  
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DAFlys Posted at 11-25 02:52
I made a closeup of the train.  You can read what it says.  

[view_image]

I wonder if this was a passenger car at one time and was then converted to an inspection car?
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Cheers DT,  I was lucky it came back while I was just coming in to land.
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DowntownRDB Posted at 11-25 04:02
I wonder if this was a passenger car at one time and was then converted to an inspection car?

It was hard to see how it was inspecting the railway,  nothing was obvious to me even in the enhanced closeup.  
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DAFlys Posted at 11-25 06:24
Cheers DT,  I was lucky it came back while I was just coming in to land.

Well you know what they say about timing.  Your timing and a bit of luck paid off for sure in capturing that inspection train.  
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DAFlys Posted at 11-25 06:25
It was hard to see how it was inspecting the railway,  nothing was obvious to me even in the enhanced closeup.

True.  I zoomed in and nothing was readily apparent to indicate it was capable of inspecting.  

However, after a little Google search it appears that might be a Track geometry car.  

"Some of the parameters generally measured include position, curvature, alignment of the track, smoothness, and the crosslevel of the two rails. The cars use a variety of sensors, measuring systems, and data management systems to create a profile of the track being inspected. "
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DowntownRDB Posted at 11-25 06:52
Well you know what they say about timing.  Your timing and a bit of luck paid off for sure in capturing that inspection train.

Just luck really,  it helped it was a bright colour.
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DowntownRDB Posted at 11-25 06:59
True.  I zoomed in and nothing was readily apparent to indicate it was capable of inspecting.  

However, after a little Google search it appears that might be a Track geometry car.  

hmm,   Just the other day a track geometry survey was done along there,  I posted that one too
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DAFlys Posted at 11-25 07:04
Just luck really,  it helped it was a bright colour.

No doubt about the color being a big help.  You still have to be in the right place at the right time so you nailed it.  
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DAFlys Posted at 11-25 07:05
hmm,   Just the other day a track geometry survey was done along there,  I posted that one too

Well it was just a shot in the dark on my part.  Still a bit of mystery on the inspection car you captured.  
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Stands out nicely against the greenery.
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Awesome!!!!
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DowntownRDB Posted at 11-25 07:40
No doubt about the color being a big help.  You still have to be in the right place at the right time so you nailed it.

Really more luck than judgement.  
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DowntownRDB Posted at 11-25 07:41
Well it was just a shot in the dark on my part.  Still a bit of mystery on the inspection car you captured.

Well at least they are looking after it well./
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Blériot53 Posted at 11-25 08:29
Stands out nicely against the greenery.

thanks Mr B,   it was a first spot for me,  not seen one of those before.
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Cheers RO.
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DAFlys Posted at 11-26 01:30
thanks Mr B,   it was a first spot for me,  not seen one of those before.

Similar to the ones we have here.
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Cheers RO.  
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Blériot53 Posted at 11-26 01:38
Similar to the ones we have here.

I guess they travel around the country.
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DAFlys Posted at 11-26 01:51
I guess they travel around the country.

That is their intended function
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DAFlys Posted at 11-26 01:29
Really more luck than judgement.

I'll take a little luck any day.  
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DAFlys Posted at 11-26 01:30
Well at least they are looking after it well./

Very true as it does appear to be in really good condition.  
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You're welcome!
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