Friday, February 08, 2019

The bridge in Stand By Me, has two tracks, large and small... not side by side, but fit inside the other.


Those inside rails are called "Guide Rails" and are there to keep the locomotive and the cars on the bridge in case of a derail. (thanks NZCarnerd and Garage Tech!)

By the way, I'm surprised no one hangs a swing, or hammock, under a bridge for rest and relaxation, maybe even fishing. 

4 comments:

  1. I think most railway bridges have extra tracks inside the regular ones. I think they are supposed to stop the train going over the side if it derails.

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  2. Those inside rails are called "Guide Rails" and are there to keep the locomotive and the cars on the bridge in case of a derail. As an engineer when you feel a derail on a bridge the pucker factor goes up by a margin of 12. :-)

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