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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!
GS

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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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Posted by maltcar on Sunday, March 19, 2023 6:57 PM

The problem I see here is that the extra toxic garbage trains from the Eastern Cities is being shipped to the poor rural areas of Ohio and Indiana. Fostoria Ohio beiing one of those destinations.

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Posted by Overmod on Monday, March 20, 2023 5:54 AM

And you know it is "extra toxic" how?

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, March 23, 2023 10:28 PM

Overmod
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?

Sea cans are not as high as domestic boxes.  Double stacked sea cans measure out at 19' 6" I believe.  Domestic double stacks measure out at 20'6".

Double stack sea cans can clear CSX's Howard Street tunnel, double stack domestic cans can't.

Shipments of municipal trash from major metropolitan area has been taking place for decades.

Watching trash shipments passing the Dispatching Office at Baltimore when I was working - most were double stacked 'miniture' containers - roughly 20 feet long and 6 feet high - double stacked.

Never too old to have a happy childhood!

              

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Posted by timberlane1 on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 6:39 PM

They tried to bring garbage into the Anthracite mines in Schuylkill County PA but, the people said NO! They felt that the water was already polluted enough from the mine drainage.

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