Orange Juice train

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Bobby S
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Orange Juice train

Post by Bobby S » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:21 pm

Is it back? I can somewhat remember reading it was done. I caught the last three cars going over the Susquehanna from Havre De Grace into Perryville the other day.
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Re: Orange Juice train

Post by Gilbert B Norman » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:58 am

Whose line, Mr. Bobby S?

B&O or PRR (AMTK NEC).

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Re: Orange Juice train

Post by dgvrengineer » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:55 pm

The cars are handled in a single stack CSX intermodal train as there are no longer enough cars to support its own train. I saw them southbound today going through Ashland, VA.

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Re: Orange Juice train

Post by ccutler » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:06 am

going through NJ the OJ train isn't combined with anything else, so somewhere south of here they are dropping the intermodal cars.

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Re: Orange Juice train

Post by mmi16 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:35 pm

dgvrengineer wrote:The cars are handled in a single stack CSX intermodal train as there are no longer enough cars to support its own train. I saw them southbound today going through Ashland, VA.
Southbound are empties (light) - Northbound are loads (heavy). For the most part, empties have always been handled as a block in Southbound manifest trains.
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Re: Orange Juice train

Post by ekt8750 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:01 am

ccutler wrote:going through NJ the OJ train isn't combined with anything else, so somewhere south of here they are dropping the intermodal cars.
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Re: Orange Juice train

Post by mtuandrew » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:20 am

Caught the Juice Train just now in ALX... eight (nine? Ten?) cars on the head end of a manifest. Never thought I’d see Tropicana, timber, and trash hauled in the same consist.

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Re: Orange Juice train

Post by ccutler » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:44 am

the orange juice crop in Florida is greatly diminished and I believe Tropicana has excess refrigerator cars for the lower shipping volumes. It's okay if it takes a little longer for their OJ to reach NJ as long as the OJ is fresh enough upon arrival, and Tropicana will hopefully save some money. The competition for fresh juice comes all the way from Brazil. I think they will do fine.

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Re: Orange Juice train

Post by mmi16 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:37 pm

ccutler wrote:the orange juice crop in Florida is greatly diminished and I believe Tropicana has excess refrigerator cars for the lower shipping volumes. It's okay if it takes a little longer for their OJ to reach NJ as long as the OJ is fresh enough upon arrival, and Tropicana will hopefully save some money. The competition for fresh juice comes all the way from Brazil. I think they will do fine.
You hear two stories out of Florida about the Citrus crops -

Story #1 - There isn't enough migrant labor available to pick the crop and prices will increase!
Story #2 - There has been a freeze and a lot of crop was damaged and prices will increase!

Every year you get one of the other.
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