How Does This Train Stay On The Track?
Weeds, Weeds, Weeds!!!!!
You won’t believe you eyes on this one. The locomotive is virtually crawling through chest high weeds!Advertisement
While work continues on the cleanup of the Napoleon, Defiance & Western Railroad, over 50 years of neglect has resulted in this pretty amazing video.
This short line railroad was the victim of multiple mergers and bankruptcies over the years and the neglect shows. Much of the 53 mile long stretch of rail is built over swamp ground and is in poor state of repair. The current rated load capacity of the track is supposed to be 263,000 lbs.
The Napoleon, Defiance & Western Railroad, a subsidiary of Pioneer Railcorp, runs the line between Woodburn, Indiana and Liberty Center, Ohio.
Track maintenance and repair is currently be carried out including cutting brush, trees, and vegetation which is overgrown all along the route. Plenty of spike pulling from decayed ties and rail replacement along with tie replacement is needed.
In the meantime, it is slow going for this locomotive over what used to be the mainline Wabash Railroad.
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