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R-AGE" after the number & sticker "Home shop for repair, do

Postby nyandw » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:21 pm

LI #4222 "R-AGE" after the number & sticker "Home shop for repair, do not load"
What is R-AGE, and the previous load/reason to be in PA? Thanks
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Re: R-AGE" after the number & sticker "Home shop for repair,

Postby cr9617 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:26 pm

Don't know what the "R-AGE" means but the reason they were in PA and tagged for home shop was that the LIRR just purchased them from Ringling Bros. They were in transit from Palmetto FL to Fresh Pond. They attempted to acquire them when the circus train was in town to avoid the shipping costs but couldn't finalize the details in time.
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Re: R-AGE" after the number & sticker "Home shop for repair,

Postby Ðauntless » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:08 pm

I would bet they have age restrictions on them.
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Re: R-AGE" after the number & sticker "Home shop for repair,

Postby nyandw » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:55 pm

Ðauntless wrote:I would bet they have age restrictions on them.


Sent to me:

"Home shop for repair" refers to AAR rule 88, which allows a defective car on somebody else's railroad to be moved to its home shop on it's own railroad for repair, rather than having the railroad where the car sits now repair it and bill the owning RR.

Railroads can refuse interchange on a car that's older than 40 or 50 years, or longer than that since its last rebuild. My guess, and it is a guess, is that the R – AGE is the notation to anybody reading the reporting marks that that car is restricted from interchange due to age."

What do you guys think?
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Re: R-AGE" after the number & sticker "Home shop for repair,

Postby ConstanceR46 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:34 am

Flatcars purchased are apparently 4213-4222. Prior numbers unknown. Quite possibly 1968-69 ACF prototype cars, via crosschecking with http://www.themetrains.com/rbbb-circus-trains-consist-rbbx-80714-flat-car.htm and https://trn.trains.com/~/media/files/pdf/pal-story-2010-rbbb-train-consiststrn.pdf
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Re: R-AGE" after the number & sticker "Home shop for repair,

Postby MACTRAXX » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:39 am

Everyone-Just realized something: Are these the flat cars that are used to ship out M1/M3 cars to
be scrapped or going to be used to deliver M9 cars similar to how M7s were shipped to the LIRR?
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Re: R-AGE" after the number & sticker "Home shop for repair,

Postby ConstanceR46 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:48 am

M3s are shipped on FICX cars. M9s are shipped on their own wheels.
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Re: R-AGE" after the number & sticker "Home shop for repair,

Postby MACTRAXX » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:02 am

ConstanceR46 wrote:M3s are shipped on FICX cars. M9s are shipped on their own wheels.

CR: Thanks for that reply...These flatcars are former RBBX cars that are new to the LIRR...Any
idea what they could be used for? I would think for MW vehicles and materials...MACTRAXX
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Re: R-AGE" after the number & sticker "Home shop for repair,

Postby cr9617 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:09 pm

So you guys are right about the age restriction. Out of the 10 purchased only 1 is good for interchange. Supposedly 8 are already on the property with 2 more on the way. They'll be used for panels and track material since some of the current 89ft cars are getting scrapped.
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Re: R-AGE" after the number & sticker "Home shop for repair,

Postby Kelly&Kelly » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:26 pm

You guys are on the money. "R-AGE" means the car is restricted from interchange due to age, as referenced in 49 CFR Sec. 215.303.

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https://books.google.com/books?id=p5-VS ... ks&f=false
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Re: R-AGE" after the number & sticker "Home shop for repair,

Postby SwingMan » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:24 pm

The 4213 was in Dunkirk Yard on Thursday.
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Re: R-AGE" after the number & sticker "Home shop for repair,

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:56 pm

ConstanceR46 wrote:M3s are shipped on FICX cars. M9s are shipped on their own wheels.

The M-7s were delivered from Plattsburgh on flatcars. Kawasaki seems to deliver new cars on their wheels in freight consists (also M-8).
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Re: R-AGE" after the number & sticker "Home shop for repair,

Postby DogBert » Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:28 pm

Two are sitting on the stub track at Blissville. If you look underneath there's still an RBBX marking on at least one of them.
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