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Intermodal Spines (extracted from MUing)

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Intermodal Spines (extracted from MUing)
Posted by BMMECNYC on Saturday, November 04, 2017 5:42 PM

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Another question about spine cars... Are the platforms long enough to deal with the variable king pin to lead axle distances possible in modern sliding tandem trailer carriages? It would be a terrible pain for the loaders as well as the delivery drivers picking up the trailers to need to adjust the sliding tandems every time the trailers are loaded or delivered. . Sorry to take the MU thread so far , but my curiosity got the best of me.

https://www.steelcar.com/products/intermodal-spine

3/4 of the way down.

These modern Spine cars can take trailers between 28'-57'.

They can take a trailer up to 90,000 pounds.

Rule 108: In case of doubt or uncertainty, the safe course must be taken.

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