Depressed Deck Flatcar w/ Transformer

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planespotting
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Depressed Deck Flatcar w/ Transformer

Post by planespotting » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:02 pm

Caught the following depressed deck flatcar with a transformer on it right next to the NEC this week near where Deans Lane crosses the NEC a mile or so south of Adams Yard.

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Not sure where it was headed but the reporting marks indicate the car is owned by Kasgro Rail and has a load capacity of 385,600 lbs.

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ccutler
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Re: Depressed Deck Flatcar w/ Transformer

Post by ccutler » Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:21 am

Transformer load: nice catch! It's a bit surprising that it was brought to the NE Corridor instead of the LV line in South Plainfield for transloading.

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Re: Depressed Deck Flatcar w/ Transformer

Post by Ken W2KB » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:48 pm

ccutler wrote:Transformer load: nice catch! It's a bit surprising that it was brought to the NE Corridor instead of the LV line in South Plainfield for transloading.
Not at all surprising if the load is destined for the large PSE&G Deans 500,000 Volt Switching Station which is about 3 miles by road from Deans Lane. South Plainfield is some 15 miles by road at least. Large loads like this often require temporarily moving telecommunications and electric distribution overhead, as well as other special routing clearance issues, when moved by truck. Such road moves are very expensive.
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