Mystery car between engines

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Mystery car between engines
Posted by Lithonia Operator on Thursday, December 26, 2019 8:50 AM

On Pg. 13 of the current (Jan.) issue of Trains, there is a photo of an FEC train crossing a bridge. Between the two engines is a an unusual car. Does anyone know what that is? Maybe something in need of special handling? Some kind of alternative fuel tank car? I don't think I have ever before seen a car sandwiched between units like that.

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Posted by NorthWest on Thursday, December 26, 2019 11:09 AM

It's a LNG tender, for supplying LNG to the locomotive.

FEC operates 'dual fuel' ES44C4s.

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, December 27, 2019 11:05 AM

What happened to all the responses I remember reading to this question?  Did he ask it in more than one forum?

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Posted by Lithonia Operator on Friday, December 27, 2019 9:18 PM

I'm not sure what happened. I did post twice, because after the first time, it did not appear. I even looked at the list of my recent posts, and it had disappeared. ??? So I posted again.

Now it appears the first one materialized, but instead of being in Locomotives, I must have actually put it in Steam & Preservation.

Sorry. I'm old.

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 3:54 AM

Like me, you should certainly be forgiven.  (87)

Should I replace the photo with one showing my age?

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Posted by MidlandMike on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 7:05 PM

daveklepper

Like me, you should certainly be forgiven.  (87)

Should I replace the photo with one showing my age?

 

I think we can guess from the sepia tone photograph, that it was taken some time ago.

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Posted by York1 on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 7:10 PM

daveklepper
Like me, you should certainly be forgiven.  (87) Should I replace the photo with one showing my age?

 

I don't know about the photo, but I can only hope I'm as sharp as you are when I reach that age (IF I reach that age).

York1 John       

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, January 2, 2020 10:00 AM

Thanks for the compliment!

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Posted by hyrail on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:49 PM

daveklepper

Like me, you should certainly be forgiven.  (87)

Should I replace the photo with one showing my age?

 

87? your young, i am 90.

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