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« on: Sep 28th, 2015, 2:05pm »
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The yellow thing near the front of the engine which is mounted on the end of a tie. - Can you guess what it is?
 
Hint: the train is approaching third rail territory at Croton - Harmon NY


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« Reply #1 on: Sep 28th, 2015, 2:25pm »
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I believe it is meant to knock off an improperly deployed third rail shoe.
 
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« Reply #2 on: Sep 29th, 2015, 8:28am »
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That is correct. It would knock it off before it had a chance to damage the third rail. I'm not sure if this is still in use by the railroad though.

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