Since this will be my first post, I will go off with a bang and show you my new Hy-railer toy I bought recently, got this 2003 Chevy 2500HD 4x4 Hy-railer from North MS rail, LLC in Fulton, MS. These pics were taken after I got it back to the house in DeFuniak Springs, FL on 18 April 2011.
The stars have aligned on this one, I have been searching for a Hy-railer for 3 years, and the day I was delivering a load before I went to the house for home time a similar Hy-railer showed up on www.railswap.com so I looked into it, but it sold before I could get it, but I found out “The ONE” was hiding in the wings and wasn’t scheduled to be listed until a month later, the Owner of North MS rail, LLC was very accomidating and got this truck ready for me pretty quick and I bought it before he even took any pics of it.
It has power everything in it, which he said was kind of rare for a Class 1 railroad truck, 6.0L V8, 4x4, Rhino bedliner, LED turn signals in the rear view mirrors, it didn’t come with the tool box across the bed, so he put one on it for me, ditch lights front and rear, it already has a 2-chime horn behind the grill that needs work to get it operating correctly, you can see it in the first pic on the right hand side of the grill, and the running boards used to be some nasty home built crap, so he took it off and put brand new nerf bar type running boards, tinted windows all around, 19.5" Accuride wheels, it has Rafna R290 powered railgear. It has over 222,000 miles on it but I don’t care, if it breaks down, so be it, I still have my 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 2wd with only 29,000 miles on it lol.
It is an Ex Norfolk Southern pickup also. I moved the truck around for each shot, so each side is on the sunny side. I also installed my fake coupler in the reciever hitch lol.
And here is my Nathan K5LA that I want to install on this rig, I thought about painting the outside of the horn white, and the inside of the bells black, so it’ll be color coordinated with the truck, may just have it on there as a static display, or have it hooked up for the railspeeder events. I already have a new graham white valve, and want to get an Oasis compressor.