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Date: 01/10/20 08:13
3x3x2 unit woodchip gons.........
Author: goneon66

here is a 3x3x2 unit train of woodchip gons w/b on the bnsf's seligman sub approaching kingman, az.  my GUESS is that these are cottonseed loads for the san joaquin valley...........

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Date: 01/10/20 09:17
Re: 3x3x2 unit woodchip gons.........
Author: Ritzville

Interesting looking train 66. I've had a few of those type trains in the backyard in the past, but with much older BN, ex-NP and ex-GN wood chip cars.

Larry



Date: 01/10/20 12:47
Re: 3x3x2 unit woodchip gons.........
Author: bradleymckay

Yes, cottonseed.

Allen



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/10/20 15:27 by bradleymckay.



Date: 01/10/20 13:04
Re: 3x3x2 unit woodchip gons.........
Author: ble692

Ritzville Wrote:
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> Interesting looking train 66. I've had a few of
> those type trains in the backyard in the past, but
> with much older BN, ex-NP and ex-GN wood chip
> cars.

All of which now have or are should be just about to hit their 50 year service limit.

A likely destination for this train is Calwa (Fresno), CA. Looking over the cottonseed trains that have been there recently, none of those heritage cars seem to be out working anymore in this service. Just lots and lots of blue Cape & Son cars, with some MWCX (ex-BN) cars mixed in.

On a side note, it looks like there is some vertical motion in the train just after going over the bridge, especially on the lead locomotives. Might need a little surfacing to smooth things back out.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/10/20 13:07 by ble692.



Date: 01/10/20 16:39
Re: 3x3x2 unit woodchip gons.........
Author: BoostedFridge

I'm really curious as to what a loaded chip gon of cotton seed weighs.  Does anyone with insider access have any insight to this?  Or perhaps the total tonnage of this train?



Date: 01/10/20 17:52
Re: 3x3x2 unit woodchip gons.........
Author: RailFanAZ

Nice Video and Catch 66!

Christi Rossi
RailFanning UP & BNSF, AZ
RailFanAZ.com



Date: 01/10/20 18:46
Re: 3x3x2 unit woodchip gons.........
Author: Mojacket

Looks like it had a good bit of vertical movement on the approach to the bridge too...



Date: 01/11/20 12:56
Re: 3x3x2 unit woodchip gons.........
Author: flarails882

I've watch more trains on TO than youtube this past month......

edit false. YT been showing me narrow gauge european cab rides of late.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/11/20 12:57 by flarails882.



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