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Today, inspection trains usually include some sort of observation or "theatre" car for executives and their guests to observe the right of way. These are usually homebuilt cars that have a large rear plate glass window, and tiered seating rising up like a theatre. Also included in the consist may be some track inspection cars that use and electromagnetic field to test for hidden defects in the rails. Depending on the length of the trip, there might also be dining cars, pullman cars, and a support/tool car equipped with a generators to provide lights and heat to the rest of the train. The locomotive pulling the train may be a shiny E or F unit preserved from days past, or a regular GP40 pulled from the ready track." John C. La Rue, Jr.

Delaware & Hudson business/inspection car #200
, Watervliet NY 1976
Doug Kroll

UP Idaho theater inspection car #203
, Lake Charles LA 2004, blt 1950 ACF as delux sleeper 'Western Mountain'
Bryan Flint

UP Pullman theater inspection Fox River #420
, San Jose 2003, CA, blt 1954 ex-C&NW 420, exx-VIA 1087, nee-CN 1087 Cape Breton
Ben Wang

CNW Pullman Inspect 'Fox River' #420
, Sterling IL 1996, blt 1954, ex-VIA 1087, nee-CN 1087 'Cape Breton'
CNW8052

CSX Budd track inspection 'Georgia' #318
, Newport News VA 1992, ex-SBD 318, exx-Georgia 120, nee-A&WP 120
Russell Underwood

CN Computerized Rail Tester

Paul Duncan

CP Computerized Geometry Car

Mike Pryor

CR inspection train, dome

Claude Langlois

CR inspection car

Claude Langlois

BN Budd Inspection 'Glacier' #24
, Houston TX 1992, nee GN/BN 1390, exx AMTK 9360, ren BNSF 30, blt 1955
Charles H. Biel

BN Budd Inspection 'Glacier' #24 [800075]
, Galesburg IL 1995, nee GN/BN 1390, exx AMTK 9360, ren BNSF 30, blt 1955
Charles H. Biel

BN Insp interior #A24 [800075]

Jerry Krueger

BN Budd Inspection 'Glacier' #30 [800075]
, Silverwood CA 2005, nee GN/BN 1390, exx AMTK 9360, ex BNSF 24, blt 1955
Wayne Buser

SF Geometry Inspection Car #85

Mike Keyes

ATSF Budd Inspection Car #89
, blt 1940 cn96902, nee ATSF1397, rblt 1990 as 'William Barstow Strong'
BillWeibel-JT

BNSF 'William B. Stong' inspection car #32
, Ravenna.NE 2005blt 1940 cn96902, ex ATSF 89, nee ATSF1397, rblt 1990 as 'William Barstow Strong' #800658
Glen Beans

BN Track Geometry Car #B9
, ex-968064, exx-GN 1083 Twin Cities, exxx-1083, nee-Pullman Cordelia, blt 1924
Charles H. Biel

CR Geometry Car #21

Bill Navari-GPE

Chesapeake & Ohio Track Geometry Car #TGC-2
, Huntington WV 1982
Doug Kroll

NS Inspection #23
, Altoona PA 2005, ex SOU 19
George W. Hamlin

NS geometry #33
, Detroit MN 2004 | INFO

NS Track Geometry #33
, INFO
Bruce Z. Friedman

NS Track Geometry/HEP #34
, INFO
Bruce Z. Friedman

NS Track Geometry Sensor #34
, INFO
Bruce Z. Friedman

NS Track Geometry Sensor #34

Emanuel Neiconi

NS Geometry #31
, Logansport, IN
John Troxler

NS Geometry support #37
, Altoona PA 2005, ex-CR, rblt from ex-USA hospital car
Bill Blomgren

NS research #36
, Princeton IN 2005, ex-CR 21, nee-AT&SF
Brian Wiggins

NS Geometry caboose #48
, Logansport, IN
John Troxler

FRA/DOTX inspection #220
, Manassas-Front Royal VA 2007
N. L. Pitsch

FRA test #T-6
, Council Bluffs, IA 1988
N. L. Pitsch

FRA Geometry 800718 #T16
, Winona, MN 2005
Doug Johnson

FRA Track Geometry/Research #T10

| INFO |
Ben Wang

FRA #221
, Meridian, MS 2009, ex Acme Tonopah "Belle McKee" #1847 nee CN 1083 Cape Brule
Mick Nussbaum

DOT Bombardier LRC Gage Restraint Measurement #218
, Roanoke, VA 2012, nee VIA 6926 (LRC), blt 1983 snM6125-06
Marty Bernard

BNSF Geometry #80 [800535]
, Vancouver, WA 2004, ex BNSF 43 'Rio Grande River', exx BNA 39 'Sacramento', ex-SP Commute Car
Kyle Weismann-Yee

BNSF Pullman Geometry #80 (1st)
, Topeka KS 2002, blt 1920, ex BN B9
Steve Barker

BNSF ACF Geometry support #81
, Vancouver, WA 2004, blt 1950, ex ATSF 63 'Regal Crest'
Kyle Weismann-Yee

AMTK Track Geometry #10002

Marty Perkins

AMTK Acela Inspection/Geometry Car #10003
2000
Patrick Ackroyd

GE Test Car #GECX90

Arnold Morscher

GE Engr Lab #GECX90
, Frindley MN 2009
Vladimir J. Kedrovsky

BN ACF Support Car for Geometry 80 #81
, Topeka KS 2002, blt 1950, ATSF 63 'Regal Crest'
Steve Barker

CSXT Technical Research #994501
, Petersburg VA 2000
, ex WRA "Alabama River"Pete Piszczek

CN Test Car #15003

Bob Boudreau

CN Test Car #15004

Bob Boudreau

CN Track Geometry #15005
, Calgory AB 1986
Robert Hadlow - DS

CP Gage Restraint Measurement car #424993

Kent Ashton

CP test crew accomodations #68

Kent Ashton

CP track evaluation #63

Vladimir J. Kedrovsky

CP track evaluation #72

Kent Ashton

MKT Inspection #1045

©Bill Phillips

AAR Research #100
, Dolton, IL 1993
Tom Golden

AAR Track Loading Vehicle #110
INFO

BN Research & Test Car ' Kootenai River' #82 [80052]
, W. Quincy MA 1997, blt 1912 ACF, ex BNA7, blt 1912, nee SLSF 1082, exx SLSF3 " Missouri" ex 'Canadian River'
Glen Beans

UP research #25803
, Lincoln NE 2004
Steve Barker

NY, Susquehanna & Western inspection #509
, Binghamton, NY 1983
Doug Kroll

St Thomas Restoration Soc. geometry #15000
, Delphi ONT 2002, St_Jacobs.Ont 2008, ex CN150000 Ex: Sleeper 1819; 1570, blt 1923
Brian D. Switzer

CN inspection 'Sandford Fleming' #15050
, ex-CN 2091 Skeena River, nee-NYC 10333
Brian D. Switzer

CN inspection 'Sandford Fleming' #15050
, Brampton ONT2000. ex-CN 2091 Skeena River, nee-NYC 10333
Brian D. Switzer

CN Sanford Fleming Geometry #1060
. Centralia, IL 2009, ex-15050, exx-CN 2091 Skeena River, nee-NYC 10333 Sagus River
Chris Bodkin

CN generator - crew car 'Tawaw' #15165
, Brampton ONT 2000
Brian D. Switzer

CP inspection #64
, Agmcourt ONT 1999, ex-Amtk 5476, exx-SCL 5476, exxx-SAL 6273, nee-FEC Hollywood
Brian D. Switzer

CP Budd inspect crew #65
, Agincourt ONT1999, ex-Amtk 6025, exx-5212, exxx-SCL 5212, exxxx-SAL 6265, nee-FEC Pahokee)
Brian D. Switzer

CP Budd mechanical test car #66
, Vaughan ONT 1999
Brian D. Switzer

CP crew car #68
, Guelph Jct ONT 1999
Brian D. Switzer

CNW Inspection #430
, FL
Bill Waller

CO track Inspect unit #TGU4
, Newport News, VA 1982
Russell Underwood

LN Track Observation Car #42347
, Newport News, VA, ex-C&EI sleeper
Russell Underwood

IC Pullman nspection # 800653
, London.ONT 2006, ex-N&E 800, exx-N&W 800, exxx-N&W 1838, nee-WABASH 1431, blt 1950
Gerry Ferns

CR Rail Analizer Car #22
, Oak Island NJ 1997, blt 1952 ex-SP 9500, exx-SP 500, ex EMD ET800, nee-Pullman American Milemaster
Jeff Lubchansky

RPCX 'Buckeye Lady' track inspection
, Falconer NY 2003. ex-GTW 15013, ex-AMTK 3353/3751, nee-NP 493, blt 1954
Steve Timko

CSXT Geometry #994302
, Nashville TN 2004, ex-C&O TGC-2, exx-RI-3, exxx-7, nee-C&O 817
Michael Greer

CSXT Geometry 'Ohio' # 994302
, Atlanta GA 2007
Chris Ness

CSXT Geometry Car #994302
, ex-C&O TGC-2, exx-RI-3, exxx-7, nee-C&O 817
Robert Palmer

KSC Budd Track Insp 'Arthur L. Stillwell'#1809
, 2006, ex-AMTK 5671, ex-PC/NYC 2955, rblt. from coach
manwithscaryspouse

Halliburton Co Pullman research #1
, Ft Worth TX 1971, nee Pullman Std "Glen Navis" #4922, to ASRM as Pullman :Glen Navis", blt 1925,

ATSF Track Geometry #85
, Colorado Springs CO - 09/21/92 , Colorado Springs CO 1992
©Dennis Schmidt

RPCX OTIS: Optical Track Inspection System. #2434
, Topeka, KS 2011, Rebuilt by BNSF
Jeff Carlson

CO Inspection Car #RI-4
, 1979
One type of work extra was seen only occasionally: the inspection train. At least once annually, railroad officials toured the line to inspect the condition of the property, especially the right of way. In the early days some railroads employed a special type of enclosed locomotive called an Inspection Locomotive. It looked like a steam engine with a small coach built around (which is essentially what it was). Later on, Inspection Cars were used instead, and a few are still in service."
John C. La Rue, Jr.

MP Inspection, Wichita, KS 1946 #C-700

OP-13214 Otto Perry

CBQ Inspection, Sterling, CO 1930 #9013

OP-4831 Otto Perry

EBT #M3
, Orbisonia PA 2006, blt 1923 in EBT shops w/Maxwell eng, rblt 1928 w/Nash eng
Bill Blomgren

EBT #M3
, Orbisonia PA 1960, blt 1923 in EBT shops w/Maxwell eng, rblt 1928 w/Nash eng
Bob Lorenz-BL

UP Budda Inspection, Denver, CO 1933 #B4

OP-19454 Otto Perry

ARR inspection #B2

Bud Laws

RI Ford V-8 Inspection, Colorado Springs 1938 #564

OP-5953 Otto Perry

CP Inspection #M235
, Canadian Railway Museum, St Constant Quebec 2003
Eric May

MA&PA 1937 Buick Inspection car #101

Bill Waller

MA&PA 1937 Buick inspection #101

Bill Waller

Aberdeen & Rockfish Inspection car
, 1987
Mike Castellow

Greater Winnipeg Water District Insp #34
, Winnipeg MB
Jim Sands

Aberdeen & Rockfish RR inspection #105
, Aberdeen, NC

NYC 1955 Chrysler inspection
, used by NYC President Alfred E. Perlman

NYC inspection #X114


Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Insp #A2
, 1931
Jim Sands

WM Inspection #2


WM Insp #3


WM inspection #4


WM inspection #6


WM inspection #8


WM Dodge Insp #9

Mike's Collection

WM track insp #T200


ATSF inspection #160
, 1929

MILW 1947 Dodge Sedan #30
, Mid-Continent Museum North Freedom, WI 2006
Robby Gragg

CN GM-Fairmont Inspection car #26

Pierre Ozorák

Pittsburgh & Shawmut Insp
, Brookville PA 1954
Phil Soyring

Erie Minning insp #8440
, Lake Superior Railroad Museum, Duluth, Minnesota 2010
Todd M.

GN Buick Insp
, 1957
Bill

MP insp #C27


EJE inspection


MKT Inspection Car
, Dallas TX 1936

Jacksonville & Havana inspection #M15
, IL

LV 4-2-0 Steam Inspection #1

Bud Laws

RDG Black Diamond Inspection
, Reading Shops 1947

RDG Black Diamond


CNJ Inspection 4-4-0 #999
, Elizabethport NJ 1936
John C. La Rue, Jr.

Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Inspection #23
, blt by McKeeRocks 1906, rblt 9250

NYC Catskill insp #25
, Albany NY 1928
Phil Soyring

Lake Shore & Michigan Southern C-Pony 4-4-0 inspection #24
, Chicago
Phil Soyring

NYC 'Hudson' C-Pony Insp #28
, W Albany NY 1929, blt 1903
Phil Soyring

NYC&HRR 'Mohawk' 4-2-4T Insp Pony #29
, West Albany shops 1892
Phil Soyring

NYC inspection 'Cleveland' #30
, NYC NY 1924

NYC&HR inspection 'Ontario' #252


NYCHR 4-2-4T 'Monitor' #251
, W Albany NY 1899, blt 1897

NYC&HR 'G. H. Burrows' 4-2-4Tinspection #513
, Albany NY 1877

NYC Ontario Insp #26
, Weehawken NJ 1923

Central Vermont 'St Lawrence' Inspection

Paul Charland

Vermont Ry Insp #99

Bud Laws

Boston & Albany 'Berkshire' Insp #31
, Allsoton MA 1922

Boston & Albany NYC Pony #200
, blt1869 , rblt 1903, nee151

NYC inpsection #24

Troy24

Adirondack St Lawrence Ry inspection #99

Joseph Testagrose

BA "Berkshire" insp #51

Joseph Testagrose

CBQ Steam inspection? #360
, Galesburg, IL 1905
Joseph A. Smith Coll

Fitchburg RR Inspection Car 'Boston' #77

Joseph A. Smith Coll

DH Inspection Car 'Saratoga' #1904
, BLW blt 1875 cn3754, nee 148, ex 397
Joseph A. Smith Coll

DLW Inspection Car 'Transit' #350

Joseph A. Smith Coll

Ulster & Delaware Inspection #20
, 1905
Carl Gravews

CNJ inspection #900


Philladelphia Reading Insp


Reading Inspection #102
, Reading PA 1914

LV G-7 dockside switcher #3261
, South Easton Shop
©Richard Palmer

NYC "Cleveland" Insp
, New York, NY
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