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Our Macmylar dumper in Jersey City. This shot shows the kick back track
that sends empties back to the yard. The dumper is on a removeable
base to make it easier to work on. Cars get lifted vertically and turned
on their side to dump. Chains were used to hold the cars down to the
track when tipping. The chains are connected to counter weights on
the back of the dumper to allow them to move when the bridge is raised.
A close-up of the dumper and the ramp into the dumper. The ramp will
contain a 'barney' (a slug on a cable) used to push cars up the ramp and
into the dumper. The dumper is fully functional, but we haven't finished
cutting the hole in the benchwork through the coal barge to a collection
bin. We have substituted a bucket for the coal barge and it works great.
The only problem we found is, just like with the real dumpers, there's
a lot of coal dust thrown up when you dump the cars.