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#1 KmH

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 03:39 PM

Who else has thought about ways to clean the outside of the railfan window on Superliner cars while standing on a boarding platform?

 

I've been thinking about a screw together paint roller handle extension about 12 feet long when assembled.

With a way to lock a painting roller in place, but still be able to advance it for multiple cleaning swipes, I think it might do the trick.

 

 

 


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Posted 08 April 2017 - 10:50 PM

Which is the rail fan window?



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Posted 09 April 2017 - 02:26 AM

The railfan window is the rear window of the the last car of the train.

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 08:15 AM

The window is in the door at the end of a car.

The door is disable so passengers can't open it.

 

But, when the train goes through the wash station the back window doesn't get cleaned.


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 04:25 PM

Who else has thought about ways to clean the outside of the railfan window on Superliner cars while standing on a boarding platform? I've been thinking about a screw together paint roller handle extension about 12 feet long when assembled.
With a way to lock a painting roller in place, but still be able to advance it for multiple cleaning swipes, I think it might do the trick.


The only problem I can envision is that you may have to wash it at a weird angle or risk being shouted at for standing too close to the tracks. Maybe bribe the SCA to clean it? Do they have a key to open the door like the conductor?

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