Video: Picking up the Tracks

I stumbled upon this scene yesterday while crossing the Wallace Ave. footbridge. A railway crane car was moving along the tracks picking up pieces of rail with an electromagnet and dropping them on the flatbed.

The video is seven and a half minutes of adrenaline soaked non-stop action, with plenty of drama and suspense too. OK, maybe not, but it's a snapshot of life along our changing railway tracks.


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picking up tracks

I think the opening footage was pretty dramatic. I couldn't tell quite what was happening but the electromagnet and crane seemed to be tearing the rail from its moorings Almost exciting for sure. Thanks fot the peek into life on the industrial front.