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CHESSIEMIKE
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« on: Mar 7th, 2015, 10:30am »
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Here you go.
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« Reply #1 on: Mar 7th, 2015, 10:35am »
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The "after" pic could be interesting
 
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« Reply #2 on: Mar 8th, 2015, 6:35pm »
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Well, maybe that a train wouldn't come along while they had the hose down?
 
And just maybe that was the only fire-plug in reach...


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« Reply #3 on: Mar 10th, 2015, 8:51pm »
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This may not be in the US, Canada, or any other place that drives on the right hand side of the road.  In fact, I would suspect Australia.  Note the crossbuck sign for the crossing:  It is faced for left hand approach traffic.  Also, it does not appear to be the standard size and height for the US.    Note that we are looking at the back of the fire truck with it on the left hand side of the road.  Obviously can't be certain from the picture, but appears to be wide gauge track, so Victoria or South Australia seems likely.  That may be the bottom part of a catenary pole we are seeing on the right hand side of the picture.  The top of the picture is not high enough to tell whether or not there is overhead electrification.
 
Also should add that the planking for the crossing is like nothing I have ever seen.
 
Regardless, the placement of the protection ramps for the firehose, whatever they are called seems somewhat mindless.  If they work as intended (which seems highly unlikely) it would be more of a disaster than if they did not.


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« Reply #4 on: Mar 14th, 2015, 6:33am »
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I can pretty safely say that it is not Australia.
 
We do not have hedgerows as boundary fences, nor do we have shingle rooves.
 
It is probably somewhere in the UK. I would think a quite village on a lightly used branch line. It is very difficult to tell rail gauge from photographs. With only a few inches difference between standard and 5'3", almost impossible.
 
I have seen fire crews use protection ramps but they are usually the full width of a traffic lane. The ones in the image just do not make sense.


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« Reply #5 on: Mar 14th, 2015, 2:31pm »
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on Mar 14th, 2015, 6:33am, Les_Shepherd wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I can pretty safely say that it is not Australia.
 
We do not have hedgerows as boundary fences, nor do we have shingle rooves.
 
It is probably somewhere in the UK. I would think a quite village on a lightly used branch line. It is very difficult to tell rail gauge from photographs. With only a few inches difference between standard and 5'3", almost impossible.
 
I have seen fire crews use protection ramps but they are usually the full width of a traffic lane. The ones in the image just do not make sense.

Thanks for the info, Les.  As said, I was speculating.  You are bringing things closer to facts.


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« Reply #6 on: Mar 29th, 2015, 1:52pm »
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Only a year late to the game!
(This photo has been posted a billion times over the past year..especially last Spring..)
Its in Belgium, and they did it as a joke:
 
http://wongm.com/2014/04/fire-hose-across-railway-tracks/
 
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« Reply #7 on: Mar 29th, 2015, 6:24pm »
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So now we know.

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« Reply #8 on: Mar 29th, 2015, 9:45pm »
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Glad to see others find ways to have fun at work.
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