• Pesticide spraying

  • Discussion about the M&E, RVRR and SIRR lines of New Jersey, and also the Maine Eastern operation in Maine. Official web site can be found here: www.merail.com.
Discussion about the M&E, RVRR and SIRR lines of New Jersey, and also the Maine Eastern operation in Maine. Official web site can be found here: www.merail.com.

Moderators: GOLDEN-ARM, mikec, cjl330

  by roachcoach1186
 
Saw a truck on the track today, with one of those giant white drums on the back. The truck was spraying the tracks, I'm guessing with like weed killer or something. I saw the truck pass through the Whippay Railway Museum heading towards morristown.

The truck actually stopped at the crossing of S. Jefferson road. The gates went down for a bit, but then they overided it and they went back up.

The truck sat there for a bout 20 mins, and then it reveresed back towards the musuem. There was also a yellow maitainance vehicle behind it following it.

This was all on the Whippany Line

  by GOLDEN-ARM
 
If you felt like they were spraying weed killers (herbicides), why would you title this "pesticide spraying"? Just curious........ :-D
  by NYSW13000
 
roachcoach1186 wrote:Saw a truck on the track today, with one of those giant white drums on the back. The truck was spraying the tracks, I'm guessing with like weed killer or something. I saw the truck pass through the Whippay Railway Museum heading towards morristown.

The truck actually stopped at the crossing of S. Jefferson road. The gates went down for a bit, but then they overided it and they went back up.

The truck sat there for a bout 20 mins, and then it reveresed back towards the musuem. There was also a yellow maitainance vehicle behind it following it.

This was all on the Whippany Line
For any of you who go to Manville...NS needs to get out and do this on the Royce Running track, WEED KILLER that is :P .

Photo- http://njmike.rrpicturearchives.net/sho ... ?id=365752

Photo 2- http://njmike.rrpicturearchives.net/sho ... ?id=365770

  by njt4172
 
Yeah. looks like they gotta trim some trees too!! Come on NS!! I thought you guys had the best maintained tracks in the nation!?!?! :-D :wink:
  by pgengler
 
NYSW13000 wrote:For any of you who go to Manville...NS needs to get out and do this on the Royce Running track, WEED KILLER that is :P .

Photo- http://njmike.rrpicturearchives.net/sho ... ?id=365752

Photo 2- http://njmike.rrpicturearchives.net/sho ... ?id=365770
I don't know, it sort of looks like a green carpet. Maybe NS is planning to let their tracks double as a golf course when there aren't trains going through.
Last edited by pgengler on Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.

  by Steve F45
 
Looks more like a nicely trimmed green or fairway :P

  by MEC407
 
That seems to happen a lot on lines that transport lots of grain and/or fertilizer. :wink: