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Date: 07/09/19 11:13
Caption this diesel vs diesel animosity!
Author: santafe199

Train vs truck. Engineer vs driver. Point-to-point vs door-to-door. Jet propulsion technology vs grounded bovine cargo… Take you pick on the subject!

Here’s a link to rail vs highway: ( https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?18,4075741,4075741#msg-4075741 ).

1. BNSF 6682 rolls west along US hwy 50 at Walton, KS with all kinds of neat ‘stuff’ in tow on July 3, 2016. That semi’s lading is most likely a lot more aromatic…

Thanks for playing!
Lance Garrels
santafe199



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Date: 07/09/19 11:38
Re: Caption this diesel vs diesel animosity!
Author: LocoPilot750

Reminds me of the time the DS put me in the hole at Chelsea for what seemed like hours. Frustrated, I kept bugging him about being parked there. Finally I mentioned it was thoughtfull of him to park us where we could see our busness blow by on I-35. I got verbally spanked for that one.

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Date: 07/09/19 11:38
Re: Caption this diesel vs diesel animosity!
Author: monaddave

The late Louis W. Menk once said that locomotive engineers were “nothing more than glorified truck drivers".

Ducking arrows from my BLET brothers & sisters.
Dave in Msla



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Date: 07/09/19 12:18
Re: Caption this diesel vs diesel animosity!
Author: EsPee1229

And I bet that truck is holding right on 45 too!  Sure, you betcha!



Date: 07/09/19 12:23
Re: Caption this diesel vs diesel animosity!
Author: alto_towerbob

Truck driver to engineer: "Right here's your PSR, Jock-o..."

Bob



Date: 07/09/19 12:25
Re: Caption this diesel vs diesel animosity!
Author: trainjunkie

Engineer to truck driver: Oh you're hauling 20,000 pounds of freight? That's cute.



Date: 07/09/19 12:27
Re: Caption this diesel vs diesel animosity!
Author: fbe

Poor Lou. He forgets 1 driver with doubles moves 80 tons. Meanwhile one engineer on a coal or grain train moves 16,000 tons these days. Seems like the engineer is 200 truckers ahead.





monaddave Wrote:
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> The late Louis W. Menk once said that locomotive
> engineers were “nothing more than glorified
> truck drivers".
>
> Ducking arrows from my BLET brothers & sisters.
> Dave in Msla



Date: 07/09/19 12:47
Re: Caption this diesel vs diesel animosity!
Author: skinem

monaddave Wrote:

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> The late Louis W. Menk once said that locomotive
> engineers were “nothing more than glorified
> truck drivers".
>
> Ducking arrows from my BLET brothers & sisters.
> Dave in
He was a visionary, Dave. After all, we are Teamsters now.



Date: 07/09/19 14:19
Re: Caption this diesel vs diesel animosity!
Author: exhaustED

Train to truck... 'I think you'll find THIS is haulin' ass!'



Date: 07/09/19 14:49
Re: Caption this diesel vs diesel animosity!
Author: bmarti7

By rail or road your freight rides smoothly in Kansas.

BB



Date: 07/09/19 17:53
Re: Caption this diesel vs diesel animosity!
Author: tomstp

How many horses you got?



Date: 07/09/19 20:49
Re: Caption this diesel vs diesel animosity!
Author: ATSFSuperChief

Another great Lance captured shot and discussion afterwards.
I watch the truckers here in Eaton, CO north thru Pierce and Nunn slow down for towns speed limits while UP goes thru at 60 MPH. I was following a southbound UP Hotshot UPS from north of Nunn south and because of speed limits which in Nunn are paramount, then Pierce and Ault caught up with head end by Eaton where another 35 MPH kicked in as Eaton PD is serious.

Don Allender



Date: 07/09/19 21:38
Re: Caption this diesel vs diesel animosity!
Author: wa4umr

Train to truck>  "How far can you go on a tank full of Diesel?"

John



Date: 07/09/19 21:56
Re: Caption this diesel vs diesel animosity!
Author: MojaveBill

Big problem with trucking is that no one wants to drive anymore - they are a prime target for autonomous operation.

Bill Deaver
Mojave, CA



Date: 07/10/19 05:30
Re: Caption this diesel vs diesel animosity!
Author: engineerinvirginia

MojaveBill Wrote:
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> Big problem with trucking is that no one wants to
> drive anymore - they are a prime target for
> autonomous operation.


I'd love to drive but it pays one third what railroad pays and you are home even LESS than railroad. 



Date: 07/10/19 05:56
Re: Caption this diesel vs diesel animosity!
Author: BAB

fbe Wrote:
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> Poor Lou. He forgets 1 driver with doubles moves
> 80 tons. Meanwhile one engineer on a coal or grain
> train moves 16,000 tons these days. Seems like the
> engineer is 200 truckers ahead.
>
>
>
>
>
> monaddave Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > The late Louis W. Menk once said that
> locomotive
> > engineers were “nothing more than glorified
> > truck drivers".
> >
> > Ducking arrows from my BLET brothers & sisters.
> > Dave in Msla

160,000lb? really? Would need special permits to do so since most are 80K,  Sorry forgot this is TO so info is flexable....................



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