Underside of a train - watching the truck on bad track

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Underside of a train - watching the truck on bad track

Unread postby ~Z~ » Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:06 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qgyGAJkvWY

Not sure where this is, but interesting to watch.
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Re: Underside of a train - watching the truck on bad track

Unread postby AARR » Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:35 am

It's surprising that they stay on the track. I supposed its a testimony to the effectiveness of the track structure and system.
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Re: Underside of a train - watching the truck on bad track

Unread postby SousaKerry » Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:19 am

The camera is body mounted so the movement is miss leading. Most of the movement is the body of the car bouncing around but seems stable because of the rigid mount. I am guessing by the equipment that this is some sort of light rail commuter train.
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Re: Underside of a train - watching the truck on bad track

Unread postby M.D.Bentley » Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:08 am

That truck is doing what it's supposed to do.
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Re: Underside of a train - watching the truck on bad track

Unread postby Standard Railfan » Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:39 pm

How bad can the track be if the train can travel at 60+mph? The video is somewhat mesmerizing.

I agree with SousaKerry, this must be a lighter passenger train given the acceleration.
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Re: Underside of a train - watching the truck on bad track

Unread postby EWRice » Sun May 01, 2016 9:14 pm

If you watch the rail on the opposite side, it really doesn't look that bad. Also if you don't look at the brake rigging, and only focus on body, truck frame and wheel relation, it looks very normal. It almost looks like it has some kind of spring mounted brake rigging that is bouncing around and making things look a lot worse.
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Re: Underside of a train - watching the truck on bad track

Unread postby hoborich » Tue May 10, 2016 11:45 pm

Prolly somewhere in Europe.
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Re: Underside of a train - watching the truck on bad track

Unread postby mikerm19 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:06 pm

Looks like Bulgaria, he has a few of those videos, pretty cool.

Too bad that they apparently don't even take care of their graffiti covered passenger cars over there. :(
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Re: Underside of a train - watching the truck on bad track

Unread postby hoborich » Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:03 pm

Most of the movement is the body of the car bouncing around but seems stable because of the rigid mount.


Naaah. Watch the coil truck springs and the brake rigging shaking all over the place.
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