Seaboard Piggyback

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Seaboard Piggyback
Posted by Trinity River Bottoms Boomer on Monday, August 21, 2017 5:13 PM

Check out the Photo of the Day showing Seaboard Air Line Fast Freight TT-23 behind three GP30s making 60 mph with 56 TOFC flats running through Manson, N.C. in September 1965.

CSX: Eat yout heart out!

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Posted by BaltACD on Monday, August 21, 2017 6:16 PM

Trinity River Bottoms Boomer
Check out the Photo of the Day showing Seaboard Air Line Fast Freight TT-23 behind three GP30s making 60 mph with 56 TOFC flats running through Manson, N.C. in September 1965.

CSX: Eat yout heart out!

Surprised that it didn't have 3 or 4 of the SAL's out of work E units on the point.  SAL was one of the few railroads that were able to use passenger geared locomotive in freight service.

         

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Posted by Trinity River Bottoms Boomer on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 3:18 AM

Lest we forget innovative New Haven utilized their fleet of Alco DL-109s in passenger /freight service.

Photo of the Day P.S. 

Seaboard's TT-23 is followed by a pix taken by Philip R. Hastings of a New York Central Pacemaker behind Alco FA/FBs at Worchester, Mass. in August 1949.  Note that the attractive 40 ft. box cars are lettered "Pacemaker Freight Service".

Currently the "S" in CSX stands for "stinky" you know what instead of SERVICE!

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Posted by BaltACD on Saturday, August 26, 2017 5:00 PM

Trinity River Bottoms Boomer
Lest we forget innovative New Haven utilized their fleet of Alco DL-109s in passenger /freight service.

If my memory is correct, the only reason the War Production Board allowed NH to get the DL-109's was that they would be used in freight as well as passenger service.  If they had not agreed to use them in freight service, they would not have gotten the engines.

         

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Posted by Trinity River Bottoms Boomer on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 3:50 AM

BaltACD: I believe you're correct in regards to the demand by the WPB that New Haven utilize the Alco DL-109s in dual passenger/freight service.  Fact remains, they literally performed yeoman service above and beyond all expectations hauling both people and war material 24/7, at the time when they were needed most.

The NH was an innovative railroad to say the least.  Though she gone, has joined the list of Fallen Flag railroads, she's not forgotten by any means and continues to live in the hearts of dedicated fans worldwide!   

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