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Old 07-11-2010
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Icon6 Pic from work... got bored

Here are some pics i took at work. If your wondering i work for Amtrak in Philadelphia's Penn Coach Yard. Car shop.

On with the pics! Let me kno what you think... i love working there, mostly cuz i like being around trains lol

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Fail......
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they are there now... first pics are small b/c they are from my cell, last 3 are from my camera.
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Looks good man. I love trains.
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Nice pics, Truck looks good and that Norfolk southern train looks good too!
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Nice pics! I always wondered how trains were serviced, a pit makes sense. Got any pics of the bottom of the train? :D
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How often and how do they keep track of bearings needing to be replaced is my question
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We service the cars... they come in every 90 days for what we call PM work or perventive maintenance. The whole car is inspected brakes are replaces couplers whatever else... the only part of the car the has bearings is the where the truck or wheel assembly sits on the axle or wheel. And these bearing are pretty much indistructable. they are built to with stand major heat and speeds of up to 150mph, and they dont require grease lol And if they do go bad. we just change out the whole wheel
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Damn Sounds like I need bearings like that on my truck
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But i certainly enjoy my job...

I'll try and get pics from in the pit
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Sweet pics. Sounds like an interesting job.
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That's cool man. Love the train pics. My brother, dad, and a few of my uncles all work for CSX in Avon, IN... near Indianapolis, so I've always loved trains too. Been around em my whole life.
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yeah im a 3rd generation railroader! along with cousins and uncles. All for Amtrak.
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how long ya worked for them????...

i take it you are a Carman....

and yes the bearings do have grease...just that they are sealed...( unless a seal fails )

and yes they do fail...they have "bearing detectors" spaced out strategically along the tracks to detect an overheated bearing ( "hotbox" in railroad speak ) and acoustic to "hear" if the bearing is on its way to failure...

i loved working for Amtrak as well...started working for them in '97 at the Beech Grove Shops where they do the heavy overhauls and wreck repair ( in Indianapolis ) ....then transfered to Florida and worked at the AutoTrain facility....

Unfortunately, i left Amtrak back in '05 to move back home ( after awhile hated Florida...not Amtrak ) and am now a Lead Carman for CSX.....talk about a cake walk compared to Amtrak ...


ohh, and nice truck too
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i like the truck next to the train man
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Sweet pics. dude!
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thanks guys!!

I have only worked there for a few months just started... but my dad and grandfather both had 42yrs on the railroad.
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