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Re: Freight Cars

Postby nyandw » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:28 pm

JB King Esq wrote:I'm just surprised that load cleared the 3rd rail, but it must have been OK since it made it to Pinelawn. Some dimensional loads were unloaded right where the photo was taken, as most final locations for many of these transformers are not on rail.


1. Might this have been for LILCO, Brentwood as it is a special move and a LARGE load?
2. What other types of dimensional loads where off loaded here? Thanks.
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Re: Freight Cars

Postby JB King Esq » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:21 am

It is certainly possible that it was headed for Brentwood. As I mentioned, it may have been unloaded at Pinelawn if it was destined for a substation off-rail, or just close. The team tracks at Pinelawn had a number of customers over the years. As far as other dimensional shipments, LILCO used to unload telephone poles there, which were shipped on 89' flats, sometimes with idler cars.
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Re: Freight Cars

Postby nyandw » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:16 pm

JB King Esq wrote:It is certainly possible that it was headed for Brentwood. As I mentioned, it may have been unloaded at Pinelawn if it was destined for a substation off-rail, or just close. The team tracks at Pinelawn had a number of customers over the years. As far as other dimensional shipments, LILCO used to unload telephone poles there, which were shipped on 89' flats, sometimes with idler cars.


Thank you for the input. Wonder if anyone photoed the 89' flat loads? :-)
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