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Endless oil train
« on: March 27, 2019, 05:52:36 pm »
Well, it seemed endless.

I was in Ridgefield Park - just west of the tracks - on Mt. Vernon St, between the tracks and the river.

I had just gotten into my car to go home when I heard the gates come down and an oil train with ten million cars started to slowly roll by............and roll.........and roll..........and roll..............S-L-O-W-L-Y.

Nothing to do but take pictures.

First up: an identifying shot: TILX = Trinity Industries, Inc., out of Dallas, Texas

Next: Shooting multiple cars, a little wider each time until I reached the limit on zooming out

After a long wait, I thought I saw a caboose. Turned out to not be a real caboose, but at least it was red, so it was a "caboose".

These same tracks run through Teaneck, where all sorts of demonstrations have been held over the last few years to more strictly regulate (or get rid of) these potential disasters on wheels/rails that have burned out entire towns after derailing accidents.

I wish I had been in Teaneck instead of RP this day because their roads go over the tracks, unlike their same-track-sharing neighbors in Bergenfield and RP.

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