Defect Detectors, pic of the day

Cameron, NC Defect Detector

One of the things you will hear on RTP Railfan radio is defect detectors going off.  On the CSX line at MP 168.3 there is a defect detector that my radio picks up.  This transmission usually just transmits a “no defects” voice but sometimes you will hear a problem such as a hotbox defect or dragging defect.  Today’s picture of the day is a defect detector near Cameron, NC on the CSX S-Line.  Notice the “mat’s” along the rails, these are for detecting dragging objects from the cars.

Brian Schmid

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  1. Michael Appleby. says:

    Alot of the D-D’s will pick up on CSX/NS road channels among other carriers. I’m a huge railfanner and listen to my scanner, taking records of train times up here in FT. KNOX, KY. Originally living in Florida, those pines in these southern woods are a real treat amongst CSX rails. -Michael Appleby, Fort. Knox, Kentucky.

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