garbage train

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Posted by GeoffS on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 3:18 PM

Thursday afternoons my son and I train watch on the old PRR main line west of Duncannon PA. A very regular visitor, going one way or the other, is the garbage train. Last Thursday it was extra stinky! Yep it still runs!

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Posted by Ayerjunction on Sunday, September 18, 2022 8:14 AM

We have our own version of garbage haulage in this part of New England. An enterprise based in Ayer MA has repurposed old seagoing shipping containers by taking off the tops and replacing them with a fabric cover. They are placed on truck chassis to collect the municipal waste from various points and are gathered here at a former auto unloading facility where they are double stacked to go via the Hoosac Tunnel route. (Full size merchandise containers can only be sinle stacked through the tunnel).

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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 2:14 AM

Be interesting to see if they're cutting the containers down to the Indian 'dwarf container' height to get the double-stack clearance.

How much additional clearance is needed when the containers come back double-stacked empty?

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