Engineer Uses Chain Saw To Clear The Tracks

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Bad tracks, weeds, and brush, won’t stop this locomotive!

The Napolean, Defiance and Western Railway needs a little help as a result of deferred maintenance!

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The engineer is careful not to derail his locomotive while clearing the line in preparation for freight run over the previously unused portion of track. The ND&W is a short line railway that was once part of the Wabash Railroad which was a class 1 railroad that operated in the middle of the United States.

Note: At 1:54 into the clip, the engineer does the unexpected. He stops the locomotive and whips out a chain saw to cut the branch that had grown over the track!

Maybe they ought to make locomotives with weed plows as well as snow plows!

The ND&W is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Pioneer Railcorp, which is currently working with the Ohio Rail Development Commission to rehabilitate old out of service lines in all of Ohio. The ND&W inherited the light 80 lb. rail from the Wabash Railroad along with a lot of deferred maintenance.

Let us know what you think of the engineer’s landscape skills and whether he should carry a weed whacker? We would love to hear your comments!

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