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Date: 08/01/20 14:08
Color coded container train.
Author: howeld

In the future I will take all my stack trains organized by color like this one.  

BNSF 3881 West
BNSF Hereford Subdivision
Friona, TX

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Date: 08/01/20 15:06
Re: Color coded container train.
Author: MojaveBill

That is one OCD train!!

Bill Deaver
Mojave, CA



Date: 08/01/20 18:05
Re: Color coded container train.
Author: 462pacific

Seems like a lot of train for a single loco. All down hill ?



Date: 08/01/20 18:20
Re: Color coded container train.
Author: gandydancer4

Which brings up a question in my mind: If a double stack container train is moving EMPTY containers, is is considered empty or loaded? Hmmmm?  ×   



Date: 08/01/20 22:10
Re: Color coded container train.
Author: zchcsse

gandydancer4 Wrote:
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> Which brings up a question in my mind: If a double
> stack container train is moving EMPTY containers,
> is is considered empty or loaded?
> Hmmmm?  ×   

Loaded.  There are containers in the freight cars, so the cars are loaded.   By and large, the container companies are hired to haul the freight, the railroads are hired to haul the containers.



Date: 08/01/20 22:37
Re: Color coded container train.
Author: PHall

462pacific Wrote:
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> Seems like a lot of train for a single loco. All
> down hill ?

Nice flat Texas track and the containers appear to be empty. Looks like a Repro move.



Date: 08/02/20 08:32
Re: Color coded container train.
Author: ntharalson

462pacific Wrote:
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> Seems like a lot of train for a single loco. All
> down hill ?  

Since it's a westbound, it's all uphill, slightly.  However, as others have posted, the containers are probably all empties.  They're all international boxes.  The APL boxes at the head end of the train struck me, however.  BNSF hasn't gotten that contract away from UP have they?  

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/02/20 08:32 by ntharalson.



Date: 08/02/20 10:03
Re: Color coded container train.
Author: mapboy

ntharalson Wrote:
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> ...The APL boxes at the head
> end of the train struck me, however.  BNSF hasn't
> gotten that contract away from UP have they?  
> Nick Tharalson,
> Marion, IA

CMA CGM bought APL in 2016.

mapboy



Date: 08/02/20 10:04
Re: Color coded container train.
Author: goneon66

interesting. thanks for the info mapboy...........

66



Date: 08/02/20 10:41
Re: Color coded container train.
Author: Gerrypaul

Guessing that it is "loaded". I imagine that the point here is that, if there are no containers in wells, then the train is "empties". 

The "loaded" --- "empty" matter refers to the container cars having, or not having, containers....yes? 

---Gerrypaul



Date: 08/02/20 16:05
Re: Color coded container train.
Author: ns1000

Cool video!!



Date: 08/02/20 18:56
Re: Color coded container train.
Author: ntharalson

Gerrypaul Wrote:
 
>
> The "loaded" --- "empty" matter refers to the
> container cars having, or not having,
> containers....yes? 
>
l believe you are correct.  If a container well or spine car has a box on it, it is a load.  I once saw a video of a "bare table" train that had a trailer on every platform.  All considered loads, but the trailers were empty.  Go figure.  

Nick Tahralson,
Marion, IA



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