Rail Maintenance

bike and train 002

Hey train enthusiasts. A short time ago, early April. there was a news article about a train hitting a backhoe.  My mother, having heard this on the CBC radio news, wondered how this was possible.  Not to belittle the tragedy but rather to explain to my mother rather than Googling, I wanted to give her some ideas–if only in a smaller scale.

bike and train 001

I came across this construction crew today. They were doing work on the train line with interestingly modified vehicles.  Also, since a number of people checked out this blog when I posted the Aurora train station, I thought you might like this tool