I came across someone selling an led lighted "inspection track".  Its a 5" FasTrack section with 2 leds facing upwards at each end.

 

i was wondering if this represents something actually used on a RR, and if so, how where they used?

 

Thanks,

Ed

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Generally, railroads have their "lighted inspection tracks" within the diesel terminals, either outside and inside. I have also seen "lighted inspection tracks" at the car department's repair facilities. That said, there are usually a LOT more lights than just two at each end.

Actually on their eBay listing it gives the story for the LED Lighted 10" Inspection Track.

 

THE STORY:  OUR LOCAL SHORT LINE RAILROAD PLACED SEVERAL SPOT LIGHTS IN BETWEEN THE RAILS; THEY PLACE LOCOMOTIVES AND ROLLING STOCK OVER THE LIGHTS TO DO EARLY MORNING INSPECTIONS OF THE UNDERCARRIAGE IN THE DARKNESS.  I HAVE DEVELOPED THIS CUSTOMIZED TRACK TO MIMIC THIS PRACTICE ON YOUR RAILROAD.  WHAT A GREAT SIGHT IN LOW LIGHTING AND SURE TO BE A GREAT CONVERSATION PIECE!   

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