The "Trash Train?"

sillystringtheory Nov 5, 2003

  1. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    This is a car I have been considering doing as a kit for quite some time. Just have to find the best way to produce the containers. The spines are the easy bit [​IMG]
     
  2. chessie

    chessie TrainBoard Supporter

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    This is a car I have been considering doing as a kit for quite some time. Just have to find the best way to produce the containers. The spines are the easy bit [​IMG] </font>[/QUOTE]I bet you can make the containers too... make them open top and let the buyers supply the "tarp".

    Harold
     
  3. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    This is a car I have been considering doing as a kit for quite some time. Just have to find the best way to produce the containers. The spines are the easy bit [​IMG] </font>[/QUOTE]I bet you can make the containers too... make them open top and let the buyers supply the "tarp".

    Harold
    </font>[/QUOTE]Good idea, Harold [​IMG]
     
  4. chessie

    chessie TrainBoard Supporter

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    So when are these coming, Alan? :confused: :D :D

    Harold
     
  5. S&R Models

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  6. chessie

    chessie TrainBoard Supporter

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    I am not sure what they are loarded with... in the hotter months, I try to keep my distance from them :D

    I would guess the larger volume containers are loaded with solid, compacted garbage (now in spiffy orange containers!) however the smaller container with the "tarps' could contain sludge.
     
  7. Triplex

    Triplex TrainBoard Member

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    When did CSX start dedicated trash train operations?
     
  8. chessie

    chessie TrainBoard Supporter

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    I am not sure... they used to run dedicated trains south R277 ? (Maybe to Richmond?) we see large blocks of them on trains coming South and smaller blocks when empty heading north.

    Harold
     
  9. chessie

    chessie TrainBoard Supporter

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    I know a lot of cars go south to Florence, S.C. where they are interchanged with the South Carolina Central RR for "disposal".
     
  10. mmi16

    mmi16 TrainBoard Member

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    CSX has had decicated Trash Trains for at least the past 12 years. It is an ever expanding market.
     
  11. chessie

    chessie TrainBoard Supporter

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    Train Q405, which I caught Sunday in Rocky Mount, N.C., had huge blocks of trash cars and made up about 75% of the total train!

    Harold
     
  12. mmi16

    mmi16 TrainBoard Member

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    CSX is re-designating most all the the 'K' train fleet....

    The Tropicana OJ train has been changed from K650 to Q740, with the empty side of the train becoming Q741.

    The rest of the Trash and scheduled aggregate fleet have been give train designations in the Q700 series.
     
  13. chessie

    chessie TrainBoard Supporter

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    That's interesting information.... I caught a K652 (northbound Juice train) on Sunday of this week...

    Harold
     

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