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Date: 12/09/12 09:18
At least they're building new gons
Author: PALuvR

I was down at Bergstrom (MP 186 on the Austin Sub) this morning while on my Sunday morning newspaper run. Caught the MFWSA going into the siding for two. A freshly-painted gon caught my eye.

Cloudy morning with some "Texas weather" on the way. 41 degrees tonight, 27 tomorrow night.

Mike

1. Newly-installed PTC antenna at North Bergstrom.
2. MFWSA with a trio of SD70M's (UP 4568, UP 4796 and UP 5054) takes the siding for 2 northbounders
3. Getting a roll-by








Date: 12/09/12 09:22
Re: At least they're building new gons
Author: PALuvR

4. Built 11-12
5. NB Manifest with several cuts of empty frack sand hoppers
6. Amtrak 22 coming around



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/09/12 14:57 by PALuvR.








Date: 12/09/12 10:08
Re: At least they're building new gons
Author: RplusLJetService

UP has new ones too.

Adam



Date: 12/09/12 10:47
Re: At least they're building new gons
Author: CFWRRCEO

How about that, I just caught two brand new Rail Gon gondolas here at MP-351, Bliss, Idaho today.
And I have also caught some of the brand new UP gons here.



Date: 12/09/12 11:31
Re: At least they're building new gons
Author: ironmtn

The TTX RailGons look to be a very solid design. I haven't looked at any comparative measurements, but they appear to be deeper than many gons. The side posts right above the truck centers are beefy, and there's lots of reinforcement elsewhere in the car. Being gons, all a good thing. They get so beat up.



Date: 12/09/12 19:17
Re: At least they're building new gons
Author: HAMTURN

Those new TTX Railgons are being built by National Steel Car Co in Hamilton Ontario Canada. They have been building them by the hundreds. I have a picture of new GNTX 295708 taken on Oct. 12 2012 leaving Hamilton along with several others. CP Rail delivers them to Chicago, I would assume.



Date: 12/09/12 21:57
Re: At least they're building new gons
Author: loopy7764

I was gonna say that, NSC's new gons are looking pretty good.



Date: 12/09/12 23:20
Re: At least they're building new gons
Author: dcfbalcoS1

There is no 'k' in frac.



Date: 12/10/12 01:26
Re: At least they're building new gons
Author: PHall

dcfbalcoS1 Wrote:
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> There is no 'k' in frac.


There is if they messed up your water supply.



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