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Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    What commodity is shipped?
     
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  2. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I think it hauls specialized well drilling materials like drilling mud/additives. I don't see those in the Bakken oil patch much--we get trainloads of frac sand, and they are transloaded into 20-ton sandboxes on trucks to the well sites.

     
  3. BNSF FAN

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    Based on where I saw these cars in Chattanooga, I want to say it was some sort of fertilizer type dry bulk materials but based on Hemi's comment, there are probably multiple uses for this car
     
  4. Hytec

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    I found this description by entering HWCX flat car 105 into Google.
     
  5. BNSF FAN

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    Interesting and very cool! Thanks Hank.
     
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  6. BNSF FAN

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    Another neat freight car catch - Irondale AL - Feb 2005
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  7. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Nice Ball & Bar photo. It's been too long since last seeing one, let alone that intact.
     
  8. HemiAdda2d

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    An oldie from Feb 21. Eastbound tonnage eases out of CP Gassman a half mile away and heads for the valley's namesake trestle. I nearly got frostbite on my nose when the cold-soaked camera touched it. It was a real feel of around -35 that morning.

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  9. Akirasho

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  11. MetraMan01

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    Went to Nagasaki over the weekend-streetcars, streetcars, streetcars-
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  12. BNSF FAN

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    Manchester GA - April 2005

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  13. Philip H

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    Gulfport, MS on 11/27/2021:

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  14. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Roanoke, VA. June 29, 2014.
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  15. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    KCS 2906, is that an old CN Geep?

    ...and that NPR caboose needs a serious resto!(y)
     
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  16. Point353

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    Here's a photo of another car in that series at Avery Island, LA.
    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3691072

    Maybe it's a special car designed to carry Tabasco sauce? :LOL:
    Would that be considered a "low viscosity, non-dangerous liquid commodity"? :ROFLMAO:
     
  17. Philip H

    Philip H TrainBoard Member

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    Yep - GP40-2LW with added dynamic brakes.
     
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  18. Hytec

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    Low viscosity, I'll give you. But HARDLY a non-dangerous liquid! :eek:
     
  19. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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  20. Point353

    Point353 TrainBoard Member

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    Sure, why not?
    But, combine the photo location of Avery Island, LA, where Tabasco sauce is made, with the photo caption which states that the "car is suitable for handling ... low viscosity, non-dangerous liquid commodities" and you have a set up that was just too tempting to ignore.
     
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