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Old 09-10-2005, 03:10 AM   #8
E.M. Bell
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Originally Posted by Frederick
I've seen yellow and orange bump things with padlocks on them on seldom used sidings. They have to unlock them to move the train past. Are these torpedoes?
Nope, those are derails...simple device used to protect mainlines and other sensitive areas from free rolling cars or locomotives. Its better to put one in the dirt than let a run-away car get loose on the mainline, or roll into a shop area..
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