MoW Train south through Santa Barbara

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MoW Train south through Santa Barbara

Postby NHV 669 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:40 pm

Any idea on the purpose of the train I just saw? Waited for NB and SB Amtrak trains to pass, then departed south at roughly 1150. 5 engines, about 65 cars. Two tanks in front, the rest was a combination of low gondolas, and some box trucks/assorted MoW equipment/empty flats
Living near right-of-ways since 1989. Old haunts include: childhood sightings of 669 being the last to "de-rust" the Berlin branch, late 90's summers trackside at the Wagon Wheel of Biddeford, ME, White River Junction, VT, Oneonta, NY, Colorado Springs, CO, and Santa Barbara, CA.
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Re: MoW Train south through Santa Barbara

Postby Backshophoss » Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:39 pm

A systemwide production tie gang train used to move the rail mounted equipment and support vehicles from location to the next work location,
may have been a move to the pickup location of the equipment from the "start" location (Drop off).
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