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Amtrak Ballast Cars

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Amtrak Ballast Cars
Posted by CMStPnP on Friday, November 12, 2021 9:34 AM

Ballast cars pass in a NS freight.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idOHxrLg4Wo

 

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Posted by Overmod on Monday, November 15, 2021 4:05 PM

Solid block of what looked like well over 120 Herzog ballast cars went north on the ex-IC at Aulon last night.  I'd have counted them if I'd realized how long the train's consist would be.

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Posted by Lithonia Operator on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 6:57 AM

I couldn't quite tell. Did the hoppers carry the AMTK reporting mark?

Still in training.


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Posted by rdamon on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 8:41 AM

Lithonia Operator

I couldn't quite tell. Did the hoppers carry the AMTK reporting mark?

 

Yes

 

Is there a reason why they are smaller than the ones Herzog uses?  

Is this for use in tunnels?

 

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Posted by Gramp on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 7:52 PM

Nice to see untagged cars.  Suppose that won't last long.

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