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Mack Rail - Sperry Rail Service, the oldest operator of Mack rail buses

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The real Mack lives on, fantastic ongoing history of how things used to be.

Thank you Mr Scarbel.

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Ive seen them on the side RT 7 in Ridgefeild Conn.always wonder what they were used for.

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saw different types of rail inspection cars all the time when I lived in Danbury

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That's awesome. I used to see it when I lived in the city and didn't know until now that it was a Mack.

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Cool story, didn't imagine there are some of them rail buses still in service.

Many thanks for posting.

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I remember seeing that rail bus or a sister to it sitting in the Danbury rail yard when I was a kid .It sat but the old coal trestle  where HiHo Diddario ,(He was a big Mack user after  the IH's) had there concrete plant just resting in the overgrown weeds . some of the old high wire equipment used to keep it company. When I returned from Vietnam most of the rail yard was cleaned out(round house burned  etc.the it turned up at Sperrys  along with a stripped NYC subway car body. An electric contractor wound up with the subway body in the early 80's for storage .

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6 hours ago, gxbxc said:

I remember seeing that rail bus or a sister to it sitting in the Danbury rail yard when I was a kid .It sat but the old coal trestle  where HiHo Diddario ,(He was a big Mack user after  the IH's) had there concrete plant just resting in the overgrown weeds . some of the old high wire equipment used to keep it company. When I returned from Vietnam most of the rail yard was cleaned out(round house burned  etc.the it turned up at Sperrys  along with a stripped NYC subway car body. An electric contractor wound up with the subway body in the early 80's for storage .

Danbury native?  Born and raised there myself

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19 hours ago, gxbxc said:

I remember seeing that rail bus or a sister to it sitting in the Danbury rail yard when I was a kid .It sat but the old coal trestle  where HiHo Diddario ,(He was a big Mack user after  the IH's) had there concrete plant just resting in the overgrown weeds . some of the old high wire equipment used to keep it company. When I returned from Vietnam most of the rail yard was cleaned out(round house burned  etc.the it turned up at Sperrys  along with a stripped NYC subway car body. An electric contractor wound up with the subway body in the early 80's for storage .

Are there any Hi HO dumps left? I think they were DMMs

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48 minutes ago, 66dc75 said:

Are there any Hi HO dumps left? I think they were DMMs

might find one in a scrap yard. O&G also ran them....DMM twin steer and longer rear spread

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I saw a picture a few years ago of one of the old dump trucks with HI HO welded into the side as ribs  for the body. When I left Ct they were still running the single steer axles on the all green trucks ,Onions and Garlic were gold and aluminum. A lot changed up there after mid 1980's.

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HI-HO 350-12-speed 24-volt  O & G 300-6-speed 12-volt I test drove both the o & g couldn't get out of the way

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