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Georgetown Railroad’s Dump Train

February 14, 2010

One of the more creative ideas is the Dump Train, invented in 1986 by Ned Snead, co-owner of  the Georgetown Railroad.

Georgetown Railroad's Dump Train in action at UP's Bellmead, TX Yard on July 16, 1991

The aggregate cars have a conveyor along the bottom of each car that brings material to another conveyor on the boom. The boom swings out up to 35′ to drop the material where desired.

There’s a short video on YouTube showing this train in operation. Lastly, a good article from the Victoria, TX newspaper that talks about the manufacturing of these trainsets, done by Safety Steel Corp. in Victoria.

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