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What is it?

Sitting in the Hopedale yard and I have no idea what it is. Lots of ties coming in also and I don't know what they will be used for.

Photographed by Edward Freedman, July 16, 2020.
Added to the photo archive by Edward Freedman, July 16, 2020.
Railroad: Grafton & Upton.

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That is a trumell used to wash stone. It goes up on the rollers on the frame behind.
It rotates and water is sprayed on the stone to wash off the dirt (gold) and give you
clean ballast.

Posted by John Foley on 2020-07-17 12:51:16

Thanks, that also explains a water tank sitting in the area.

Posted by Edward Freedman on 2020-07-17 14:18:56

Two more of these recently arrived as well as a lot more ties, rail and ballast. Some big expansion obviously in the works. 8/4/2020.

Posted by Edward Freedman on 2020-08-04 13:12:51

I thought maybe they were going to convert one of the MP-15s to turbine power.

Posted by Jerry Long on 2020-10-06 12:44:32

The gas turbine units they tried at on point scared horses a state away! Chrysler's trial of them in semis didn't work out either although those power plants ended up in the Abrams tank.

Posted by Edward Freedman on 2020-10-06 13:57:07

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