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Short lines hauling intermodal?.....

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Short lines hauling intermodal?.....
Posted by CMStPnP on Saturday, July 24, 2021 11:34 AM

Is this something new?   I have never seen this before.   A shortline hauling a double stack train of frieght containers.    Special arrangement?    Or is this becomming more common practice?     Just curious.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnHV12aVQco

 

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Posted by Overmod on Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:51 PM
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Posted by ronrunner on Saturday, July 24, 2021 7:55 PM

Toledo PEORIA AND WESTERN....KANKAKEE BEAVERTON AND SOUTHERN....VERMONT RAILWAY. MADE THERE real money by the per diam leasing of trailers  and railcars not by haulage 

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Posted by B&A Mike on Saturday, July 24, 2021 8:26 PM

The garbage shippers are handling more traffic by double stack and it is becoming the new standard to ship municipal solid waste (MSW) in the east. So you will see more short lines handling stacks. Notice the rag tops in the follwing link:

It's a race!: The NERAIL New England Railroad Photo Archive

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Posted by CMStPnP on Sunday, July 25, 2021 9:37 AM

Well, that is both interesting and unexpected I guess.

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Posted by Overmod on Sunday, July 25, 2021 9:51 AM

It only makes sense that if the specialized equipment to handle top-stack containers exists at origin and destination, and there are adequate cars available for the move (probably those built purely for ocean-container lengths but with plenty of years of use left in them), we'll see more economics of scale... particularly when the equipment is block-swapped at all the intermediate rail points, both as with the AFH train and the garbage move through Ayer.

 

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Posted by Fred M Cain on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 8:16 AM

Notice that the grade crossing gates were out of service and they had to post a flagman there.

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