CN and NS power leads NS 64Q at Daisy

CarNutandTrainNut2 Apr 16, 2021

  1. CarNutandTrainNut2

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  2. sd90ns

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    Tanks a lot for the video.

    I noticed a single covered hopper directly behind the trailing locomotive; is that there because RR's are not allowed to have tank-cars containing flammables/explosives/volatile products/ directly connected with a locomotive?

    If that is the case then I'm assuming that the single covered hopper tagged onto the end is there for the times the train would need a pusher.
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2021
  3. Philip H

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    Those are indeed dedicated Buffer Cars. Many railroads have a pool of such cars just for that purpose, and generally label them as such.
     
  4. sd90ns

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    I assume those dedicated cars are weighted in some manner, as having an empty and thus light weight car, being used in such a manner doesn't seem to me to be a good thing.
     
  5. Kurt Moose

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    Usually sand in them.
     

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