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  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    U= non-coal unit train. BKM is a Wyoming location, so what other than coal ships out from that State in such cars? (C has been used for coal loads.) HKM I am not certain.
     
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    Scrap metal


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  3. BoxcabE50

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    Wow. I wonder what was accumulated from Wyoming that ended up being enough for a unit train?
     
  4. HemiAdda2d

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    Unit scrap metal train? Wild. Coming from a coal mine? is Buckskin Mine decommissioning and scrapping its excess equipment? The 'net seems to indicate the Buckskin mine is in trouble--it is expected to be played out of economically-recoverable coal by 2023 (next year), having shipped more than 400 million tons of coal since 1981. Certainly a mine having been open for 4 decades will have a stockpile of decrepit/retired equipment, and selling it will be tough as other mines are struggling. Scrapping it on site and shipping to a metal recycler may be a better return on investment for this equipment.
     
  5. r_i_straw

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    Parts and material were stacked and piled up all over the place just begging to be walked on.
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    One of my most interesting crossings 'after the train goes by' shots. PIC_0295.JPG PIC_0296.JPG PIC_0297.JPG
     
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  7. Hardcoaler

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    I have to give our local PD credit for a prompt and factual update on Thursday's fatal grade crossing collision. Sure enough, the motorist ignored the flashers, four horn blasts, and drove around the lowered gates. It was Amtrak, which would have taken all of 15 seconds to go by. Note: I'd guessed it was NS, but it was on CSX rails. Both roads are in close proximity in the area.
     
  8. Mike VE2TRV

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    Sacrificing just 15 seconds of one's life, waiting at a crossing, can avoid the permanent and tragic sacrifice of the rest of one's life.

    Try getting that message to the driver in this case.:(
     
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    Train - CSX 5208-IMG_6095 (06162011).jpg

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  10. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Waiting on dispatch for permission to move up and cross the UP before heading toward Sealey on the Galveston Sub.
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    Correction—U-BMNHKM


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    A bit of equipment stored on a disconnected stub of track, surrounded by public access.
     
  13. r_i_straw

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    BNSF coming out of Houston on the UP Sunset Route and about to switch over to take the home rails shown in the foreground after they head north. April 8, 2013.
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    As found on the car shop tracks at SBD's Waycross, GA yard in 08/1983 was this round-roofed double-door SAL classic without a number and long out of service I suspect. The SBD had a number of very cool and very ancient cars in MofW service at the time. I wish Micro-Trains would add the SAL to their 50' Wagon Top Roof Double Sliding Door Boxcar releases.

    1983-08 BOXCAR SAL Waycross GA - for upload.jpg

    and in Greenville, SC on 02/22/1987, this former CofG 40' single door boxcar, likely former CG 4091, hastily renumbered SOU 992273.

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    That is a cool pair of old boxcars! Never got to see one of those old wagon top cars in person.
     
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  16. Hardcoaler

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    The Central of Georgia disappeared into the Southern Railway in 1963, but their rolling stock (as seen in the above image) continued to carry on decades after. Another, as found at Selma, AL on 03/02/1985, a 50' Plug Door boxcar.

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  17. Hardcoaler

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    Aside from being "The Right Way", the Central of Georgia also once advertised as "Having A Hand Full of Strong Lines". The CofG is not to be confused with the Georgia Railroad, which operated between Augusta, Atlanta and Macon, and ended up in the CSX camp.

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  18. Mike VE2TRV

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    Some of those contraptions would look right at home in a Mad Max movie...
     
  19. Hardcoaler

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    From 09/28/1991 in Greenwood, SC

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